May 22, 1892

On May 22, 1892, American dental surgeon and inventor of toothpaste, Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the collapsible toothpaste tube. And just so you know, Dr. Sheffield, the inventor of the toothpaste tube, quickly put to rest the question of ‘do you squeeze from the middle or do you squeeze from the end like a civilized person of breeding and education’. He said, and I quote him here, “You squeeze from the end, you damned imbecile. Only an inbred, unwashed animal who still hasn’t learned to not fling its own feces at others would squeeze from the middle.” So, there you have it. Squeeze the toothpaste tube from the end, like a real person.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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