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Zac Efron says: To get rid of Bad Breath, Skip the Tuna and Onions

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Though he recently denied being a heartthrob, actor Zac Efron has kissed his fair share of starlets onscreen – from Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical to, most recently, Taylor Schilling in The Loved One. The latter has a steamy bedroom scene, one that Efron said frequently made him and his co-star giggle. So what helped keep him in character? In a recent TV interview, he recounted his quest to get rid of bad breath by skipping smelly foods.

“No onions!” Efron told Access Hollywood. He added that on the day he and Schilling filmed their intimate scene, he chewed tons of gum to mask any halitosis.

Of course, regular gums may temporarily cover up oral odor, but they can’t get rid of bad breath. That’s a job for all-natural, specialty breath freshening gum like TheraBreath chewing gum or mints (such as our Mouth Wetting Lozenges or ZOX), which neutralize odor molecules even as they wet the palate.

However, Efron didn’t just avoid onions. He also steered clear of seafood, based on his experiences making a previous film.

“I had a kissing scene one time, and I ate a tuna sandwich,” he told the news source. “It was the first [scene] I had to do, and I got called out on it.”

Understandably, Efron had a hard time staying in his head.  “It was so embarrassing,” he added. “You don’t do that, don’t be that guy!”

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Captured Robbery Crew Tortured Victims with Onions

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Anyone that has ever chopped up or bitten into a raw onion knows exactly how powerful they can be. A robbery crew in Queens, New York has used the strong odor and eye-watering power of onions for evil rather than good. According to NYDailyNews.com, Erick Mejia (a member of a robbery crew based in Queens) has been arrested and charged with an unusual form of torture.

Erick Mejia is suspected to be involved with several robberies of drug trafficking all along the East Coast. He and his crew often posed as police officers and on a few occasions put victim’s heads into bags full of onions! Many of these attacks were violent, but the NY Daily News cites a particularly bizarre event that took place in February, 2008. The heist that took place in Raleigh, North Carolina, involved members of the robbery crew posing as law enforcement agents and stopping a drug supplier. The crew had fake badges and a car that looked like a police vehicle, equipped with police-style headlights.

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