What do these colors mean at the bottom of your toothpaste?

All of us use toothpaste in our homes. If not, I guess there is no better time to start using it than right now. There are a huge number of brands for toothpaste available in the market, and they are producing toothpaste in a wide variety of flavors. Some of you may have noticed that apart from the general color code and packaging of the different products in the market, there is another sort of marker or indicator present on the toothpaste tube. It is present on the end of the tube and is present in 4 different colors.[irp]

There have been numerous articles and stories going around on the internet which has been stating what these colors mean in accordance to the toothpaste that they have labeled.  These are the meanings of the colors on the bottom of the tube of the toothpaste;

  • Green Square = Natural
  • Blue Square = Medicine + Natural
  • Red Square = Natural + Chemical
  • Black Square = Pure Chemical

However, not everybody believed this theory presented in the article. One user came out to state that the markings are no indication of Natural, Medicinal or Chemical content, but instead are markings which mark the place that the machine has to cut the box or tube. In order to further provide proof for his logic, the user has started to look at bags of pasta, rice or any food box and you will find a similar if not same marking.

So, who is right? We did a bit of research in order to solve this query. After checking out a piece on Snopes.com, a platform that is tasked with investigating any information which is shared or has gone viral on the social media platforms etc. on the internet, the conclusion is that the Facebook user is indeed correct. The markings found on the bottom of the tubes of toothpaste are indeed placed there so that the machines can know exactly where they are to cut the tubes.

One final piece of advice that we think is essential, especially in the modern times with easy and instant access to the internet, if anything has been shown to you on the internet and has been constructed or shaped to convince you that it is a fact, does not under any circumstance mean that there is any truth behind the internet post. [irp]

There are several urban legends going around on the internet cables, hence if you want to find out whether a certain rumor or doubtful fact that you have read or come across on the internet is indeed true, it is best to just check out Snopes.com before you share something fake, which would lead to unwanted embarrassment. One last thing I must ask, who trusts anything on the internet anymore anyway?

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