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10 Classics That Still Haven't Been Topped

Don't go changin' on us! There are plenty of old things that really stand the test of time, LISTERINE® Mouthwash is no exception. The future's got nothing on this stuff.

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1. Coffee


Coffee has been pretty much the same since as far back as the thirteenth century! Without it, the human race probably wouldn't have made it much further than that.

2. The QWERTY keyboard


QWERTY started on Remington typewriters in 1873 and we've been using it since. I'm sure our great great grandparents would be proud to know that we can now use it to order pizza off the internet.

3. Sliced Bread


Sliced bread first started being sold in 1929, it was advertised as "the greatest step forward in the baking industry since bread was wrapped".

4. Man's Best Friend


Cats come pretty close, but nobody knows you like your pooch.

5. Chocolate

You have the Mayans to thank for the greatest invention of all time. Don't blame them for those lonely nights sitting in front of the TV and eating an entire heart-shaped box of truffles though, that's your own fault.

6. Chopsticks


Chopsticks have been around for as far back as ancient China's Shang Dynasty (1766-1122 BCE). So much more graceful than stabbing your food with a fork.

7. Breakfast Food


Breakfast is so hypnotizingly delicious that we break the laws of nature and eat it for dinner. You just bring out the best in us, breakfast.

8. Live Music


CD's and digital downloads are great, but nothing beats the experience of a live show.

9. Umbrellas

Nobody can quite trace back the invention of the umbrella, but it's been used all over the world for centuries, including by the Aztec Empire.

10. Toilet Paper


China produced it as early as the 6th century. The patented roll dispensers we used today were invented in 1883. Next thing to hit shelves of the future: cat-proof rolls.


The #1 dentist recommended mouthwash was first marketed to the public in 1914 and is still unsurpassed in penetrating the layers of bacteria in your mouth.* Even after 100 years, it’s a proven way to a cleaner, healthier mouth.

*Among OTC rinses