It's Carnival time in Brazil. The celebration may be best known for lots of smooching with strangers. This year, it's safer for Carnival-kissers thanks to a new germ-fighting mouth spray. The name of the spray translates to "kiss." It's made from bee-hive glue.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It's Carnival time in Brazil, famous for its pageantry and revealing costumes. The celebration may be best known for lots of smooching with strangers. This year, it's safer for Carnival-kissers, thanks to a new germ-fighting mouth spray. It's made from bee-hive glue, a traditional treatment thought to have properties that fight microorganisms and boost the immune system. The name of the spray translates from the Portuguese to kiss. This is MORNING EDITION. $00.00
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.