It's been one hell of a year for developments in the dependably thrill-filled world of toothbrushes.
After the invention of a machine that created toothpaste that reflected the particular day's weather, it seemed as if things couldn't get much better.
But this week, design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian came out with a new invention that's not only more ingenious but also about 1500 times more practical. It's designed for those of you who often find yourself on the road for work, always forgetting to pack your toothpaste or seeing it explode all over your man-bag.
The Twist & Brush allows you to fill up the syringe-like model with enough toothpaste for your travels and then squeeze however much you need each time you use it.
It's an indispensable gadget for business types or those with crippling toothpaste addictions, who just need some boundaries put into place.
(Images: Alfonso Herranz)