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    Brits Don’t Floss, Says Brit Billionaire

    By kyle | March 18, 2011

    Poet-raconteur-homme de lettres Felix Dennis is buying Mental Floss, which sounds like an interesting match. Even more interesting is why Dennis hates the title:

    Mr. Dennis summoned Messrs. Pearson and Hattikudur to his office in New York a month later. First he told them Mental Floss is the worst name he’s ever heard, noting that in his native U.K., “People don’t floss.” Then he asked the pair how much they wanted for it.

    Brits don’t floss? That explains everything.

    Topics: Magazines | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Brits Don’t Floss, Says Brit Billionaire”

    1. Banner Says:
      March 20th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Pretty sure over half of the American population doesn’t floss, but I could be wrong.