If you’ve always wondered how toothpicks were made, then check out this interesting segment. Video after the jump.
The first toothpick-manufacturing machine was patented on February 20, 1872, by Silas Noble, and J. P. Cooley of Granville, Massachusetts. There are several references to toothpicks from ancient historical times. Marcus Valerius Martialis mentions Dentiscalpium in his Epigrammata (86-103 AD). Furthermore, a toothpick is also mentioned in Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter (60 AD)