Invention Of Toothpick
Toothpicks are actually an important oral hygiene tool, which has been around for more than 2,000 years. Because of its small volume, production materials is usually wood or bamboo, but also is easy to be reduced to ashes, therefore its inferiority, history is rarely leave about the toothpick invention evidence. Fortunately, archaeologists in China have unearthed a toothpick made from gold, which dates back to the end of the han dynasty. Although this gold toothpick belonged to a few royal families, not all of the ordinary people, it could still prove that China had toothpicks in the third century AD.
There has always been an illusion that chopsticks and toothpicks are also Chinese inventions. Because the average person thought, the Chinese have always pay attention to diet, the diet culture developed in China, the real goods, since someone invented chopsticks so it related supplies toothpicks, also, of course, at the same time were invented. But that's not the case.
In fact, the out-of-the-box stuff comes from India, and some believe it may have been linked to the teachings of Buddha sakyamuni. Toothpicks and toothbrushes were called "poplar" in the early days, originating in India.
Legend has it that sakyamuni, who was surrounded by his disciples, had bad breath when he spoke to his disciples, and he taught them another health lesson. "When you brush your teeth with a branch, you can get rid of bad breath and increase your sense of taste," he said. Sakyamuni was then under the banyan tree to carry forward the buddhist dharma, and by the way taught his disciples to eliminate bad breath. To date, India's labouring people, who still brush and floss their teeth and teeth in the morning with sticks or woodchips, presumably have something to do with the legend. As a result, two thousand years ago, indians had learned to use sticks or wood chips as toothbrushes to clean their mouths. Later, the secret of using branches to eliminate bad breath was introduced to China by visiting buddhist monks. Thus, they made use of willows as a tool to brush their teeth on the spot, so they were translated from Hindi into Chinese as "poplar". Modern Chinese no longer USES the word "Yang zhi", but only Japan still USES the ancient word.