New Ad Imagines Dental Floss Found on Mars - Just in Time for National Flossing Day

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A new ad from the National Flossing Council imagines that the Mars Curiosity Rover found dental floss on Mars, providing proof that intelligent life once lived on the planet. The ad speculates what the flossing Martians might have looked like and encourages users to celebrate National Flossing Day on Nov. 23.

“The use of dental floss is clearly a sign of intelligent life, whether it's here on Earth or anywhere else,” Dr Lione said.

America’s leading organization for the promotion and advocacy of flossing – The National Flossing Council – released a new ad that speculates on the discovery of dental floss on Mars.

The ad suggests that finding the floss would prove there was once intelligent life on the Red Planet – it also speculates at what the intelligent Martians might have looked like.

New footage of the imaginary discovery by the Mars Curiosity Rover was created especially for the celebration of National Flossing Day on Nov. 23, 2012. This marks the 12th year Flossing Day has been celebrated in the United States. National Flossing Day always falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

NFC President, Dr Armand Lione, commented on the dramatic footage imagining the accidental discovery of dental floss on one of the wheels of the Mars Curiosity Rover.
“The use of dental floss is clearly a sign of intelligent life, whether it's here on Earth or anywhere else,” Dr Lione said.

“We hope that Earthlings, young and old, will take up flossing with a new enthusiasm after they consider that ancient Martians may have loved flossing as well!”

To get more information about the Mars Curiosity Rover ad and National Flossing Day 2012, visit

Over the last 16 years, The National Flossing Council has been living its commitment to ‘Help Spread Peace of Mouth’. National Flossing Day is a yearly event to increase public understanding about the importance of floss in good dental hygiene.

Past National Flossing Day activities have ranged from video contests and promoting access to floss in restaurants to the presentation of a media award, The Flossy, to Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld, who have both done a lot to promote flossing.

The National Flossing Council is a public organization based in Washington, DC since 1996.

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