10 Everyday Items Invented By Rednecks

Everyone knows the southern portion of the United States is considered the most redneck portion of the country, where a lot of so-called dumb individuals are born and raised. While the name redneck may have stuck, a lot of these people are not dumb whatsoever. Instead, they are actually quite entrepreneurial and smart. Some of the world’s greatest inventions came about thanks to a simple idea from someone you would call a redneck, believe it or not. Here are ten everyday items invented by rednecks.

Dental Floss

Flossing is considered one of the fastest and easiest ways to keep your teeth clean. In 1815, a New Orleans dentist by the name of Levi Spear Parmly told his patients to begin using silk floss to keep their teeth clean, thus the product was born.


Cotton Candy Machine

Sure, the South may have contributed to healthier teeth, but they also produced the cotton candy machine in the 18th century, which rots teeth even faster. William Morrison created the method of shoving pure sugar into your mouth.

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