‘I floss, therefore I am’: History’s great floss-ophers

After randomly doodling a picture of an animal flossing its teeth, San Francisco-based writer and illustrator Stephanie Orma soon found herself thinking in the shower — ‘where all great, wild, and whacky ideas happen’ — about classic philosophers and their floss-fueled schools of thought. The result is this irreverent watercolor-and-pen drawing of great philosophers flossing and floss-ophizing. We can’t help but love it.

Floss-ophers chart

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