A football tailgate party and bad breath sadly go hand in hand. While cheering for your favorite team you don’t want to offend fellow fans seated all around you! This is why Listerine put together a football extravaganza inviting a few well-known health and fitness editors. While enjoying delicious football snacks and entertainment everyone had an eye opening experience learning about the importance of oral health care practices.
Listerine kills germs that causes bad breath where as other products merely mask the odor of bad breath. “Your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Understand the intimate connection between oral health and overall health and what you can do to protect yourself.” – Mayo Clinic
Below you will find a few fun trivia questions that was shared via the Listerine team, you will be astonished with a few of the answers.
1) In order to reach consumers, LISTERINE® Brand developed which of the following to showcase its product efficacy?
a. A comic book – In 1956, LISTERINE® Brand released a comic book called “Stepping Stones to Success.” The comic book followed two high school students who achieved success in school through (you guessed it) using LISTERINE® Antiseptic.
b. A cartoon
c. A cooking show
d. A daytime television show
2) Fill in the blank: There are more germs in your mouth than [blank]?
a. Capacity of MetLife Stadium
b. People on Earth
c. Days in a calendar year
d. People in the U.S.
3) Which of the following words is the correct medical term for bad breath?
a. Xerosis (dry skin)
b. Epistaxis (nosebleed)
c. Borborygmi (the rumbling sound you hear in your stomach)
4) Which of the following popular English language idioms was originally developed by LISTERINE® Brand?
a. Clean as a whistle
b. Once in a blue moon
c. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride – The phrase was developed by LISTERINE® Brand in 1924 as part of a LISTERINE® Brand advertisement. This ad portrayed a woman by the name of ‘Edna’ who was unlucky in love for reasons unbeknownst to herself and was unable to find love and settle down. The ad compared her unsuccessful love life to her improper oral care routine which caused her halitosis (bad breath).
d. It’s raining cats and dogs
5) What celebrity has not been associated with LISTERINE® Brand in the past?
a. Morgan Freeman
b. Kristen Chenoweth
c. Ginnifer Goodwin
d. Kate Hudson- The other three celebrities have all been associated with LISTERINE® Brand at various times in the brand’s history. Morgan Freeman was featured in a LISTERINE ad in 1973. Kristen Chenoweth was the spokesperson for the “Your Mouth Has Something to Say” campaign in 2011, which benefitted America’s Toothfairy. Ginnifer Goodwin helped launch the 21-Day Challenge earlier this year to benefit OHA’s Smiles Across America program.
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