Scientists in China have successfully grown tooth enamel which paves the way to replace fillings & crowns. A chemical mixture applied to whole human teeth created an enamel layer 2.7 micrometers thick within 48 hours. (Calcium & phosphate ions with triethylamine in alcohol). telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
After the battle of Waterloo in 1815, scavengers removed the teeth from tens of thousands of dead soldiers for use in dentures. The so-called "Waterloo teeth" were in demand because they came from relatively healthy young men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned about Sigurd the Mighty, who after defeating his nemesis Mael Brigte, then tied the leader's head to his saddle as a trophy. The severed head bounced around and the teeth scratched Sigurd's leg. The leg became infected and as a result Sigurd died - Sigurd was defeated by a decapitated head. historycollection.com/biz…
Sharks can expel the entire contents of their stomach by literally forcing the stomach inside-out all the way past its teeth. This is called 'stomach eversion' and it's a way to get rid of indigestible objects but occasionally the stomach is unable to retract, which can be fatal. theverge.com/tldr/2017/6/…
In 1872, a group of hunters in India captured and 'saved' a 6-year-old feral boy they saw trailing behind a pack of wolves in the forest. The boy only ate meat, despised wearing clothes, sharpened his teeth on bones and communicated in animal noises. He might've served as inspiration for Mowgli history.com/news/6-famous…
Wisdom teeth are virtually nonexistent in indigenous Mexicans trilliumdental.ca/blog/fa…
Daniel Craig did all his stunts himself for the Bond franchise and has been injured multiple times including having his two front teeth shattered, losing the tip of a finger, spraining his arm, his knee, and twisting his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Paul Revere was one of America's first orthodontists, and used walrus teeth as dental implants. The walrus teeth were later helpful for identifying the corpses of his patients that were killed in the Revolutionary war. massar.org/2016/10/30/pau…
Today I learned about the Champawat Tiger. A bengal tigress responsible for 436 human deaths and terrorizing a large region in India. In 1907, she was shot and killed by hired big-game hunter Jim Corbett. The hunter deduced that her transition to easier human prey was due to broken teeth from a gun shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Cats have an extra scent organ called the Jacobson's organ (vomeronasal sac) behind their teeth in the roof of their mouth. That's why they open their mouth when smelling sometimes. canidae.com/blog/2016/08/…
The Black Death was personified by an old woman carrying a rake and a broom. If she used the rake, some would survive in between the teeth of the rake. If she used the broom the whole population of an area would die wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_…
Sodium laureth sulfate, an ingredient in toothpaste, makes it hard to taste sweetness, and that's why drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth tastes weird. southspringsdentalgroup.c…
In countries such as Lebanon and Syria, marriage between Druze and non-Druze is banned and frowned upon, and a Lebanese man who married a Druze woman was kidnapped by her family, who beat him up, pulled out some of his teeth and cut off his dick. news.com.au/world/breakin…
The former ruler of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov (also called Turkmenbashi), outlawed beards, lip syncing, and gold teeth because all three annoyed him. slate.com/human-interest/…
A bear in a state park got into campers’ coolers and used claws & teeth to puncture beer cans; Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear tried a can of Busch, ignored the rest, then drank about 36 Rainier beers. They caught it a live trap baited with donuts, honey, open cans of Rainier. nbcnews.com/id/5756809/ns…
Today I learned of Frasier the Sensuous Lion. He was an 18 y.o. lion (human equivalent of 80) who was adopted by a pride of females at an animal park. He was blind, had no teeth, and could barely walk, but ended up siring 35 cubs. kimcampion.com/miscellane…
There's a fish called the Sarcastic Fringehead that has a secretive and terrifying rainbow mouth full of little teeth. businessinsider.com/sarca…
A snail has about 2,000-15,000 teeth. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Beelzebufo ampinga was the biggest frog to have ever lived with a length of 19 cm and weight of 4.5 Kg. It had a short, wide head that was almost all mouth-a maw fitted with small, plate-like teeth, massive spikes protruding from its skull and armored plates embedded in the skin of its back blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Clark Gable had most of his teeth removed because of an infection, and suffered from halitosis (terrible breath) because of this. For Gone With the Wind, Vivien Leigh dreaded the kissing scenes between them because of this. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Some hummingbirds have teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
The head of a tiny dinosaur that lived nearly 100 million years ago was found trapped in amber. The head of Oculudentavis khaungraae ("eye-tooth bird") is 14mm long with large eye sockets like modern lizards and upper and lower jaws full of sharp teeth, the most found on any ancestral bird. sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
Some, but not all, horses have canine teeth. The males normally have a full set of 4, whereas fewer than 28% of the females may only have 1 or 2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
For the film Cape Fear, Robert De Niro reportedly took his body fat down to 4%. De Niro also paid a doctor $5,000 to grind down his teeth for the role to give the character 'Max Cady' a more menacing look, later paying $20,000 to have his teeth restored after the film production was over. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
During the 60’s, St Louis collected 300,00 baby teeth to determine radiation levels of their tiny residents. beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/…
Rabbit teeth are always growing. In the wild, gnawing on tough foods end up wearing the teeth down so they don’t overgrow. Pet rabbits may need to have their teeth trimmed. pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-o…
Crocodiles are homodonts i.e. each of their ~80 teeth is of the same type and they can get replaced upto 50 times over a lifespan of 35-70 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
During the French Revolution the bodies of over 100 French royals were exhumed and tipped into mass graves. Parts of them were also seized; one man took "Dagobert’s jaw, a section of Saint Louis’ skull, the teeth of Henry III, Philippe Auguste’s hair and the leg of Catherine de' Medici". uk.tourisme93.com/basilic…
In the 1920s, a man convinced his wife to pull out all her teeth and then refused to buy her dentures because it was β€˜cheaper to feed her soup than solid food’. The wife took him to court and the man was told to get her two new sets of teeth and at least a beef steak a week. stanforddailyarchive.com/…
George Washington's teeth were comprised of lead, gold, brass, and steel springs, with a combination of animal and human teeth. The animal teeth included cow teeth, horse teeth, and hippopotamus teeth. It has been posited that the human teeth came from enslaved people, which was commonplace daily.jstor.org/were-geor…
Today I learned about the Pakasuchus Kapilimai, a crocodile-like creature from the Cretaceous period that had long legs and mammal-like teeth. Also referred to as the Cat Crocodile. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Ancient Romans used urine to whiten their teeth. When left out too long, urine decomposes into ammonia, which is a great cleaning product that takes out stains easily. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
In Mongolia, scientists discovered a fossil of a prehistoric creature known as a "Murder Swan," which had a bill with teeth, claws on its feet and additional claws on flipper-like arms. theverge.com/2017/12/8/16…
Michael Jordan inherited his habit of sticking his tongue out through his teeth while playing basketball from his father James Jordan who would stick his tongue out while repairing the family car. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
Today I learned about Ferret-legging, where contestants shove live ferrets down their pants, and the winner is whoever can stand all the biting and scratching for the longest time. The ferrets must have all their 34 teeth and all their claws. Neither ferret nor contestant can be drugged in any way. acc-ex.com/news/shoving-a…
Queen Elizabeth I's teeth turned black in her old age due to a sugary diet. historyextra.com/period/e…
In 2016 hunters found a mountain lion with an extra set of teeth and whiskers on the side of its head idahostatejournal.com/out…
You don't actually need to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-…
There is a psychological disorder called utilization behavior. People affected by it find it difficult to ignore anything in front of them - for example, if presented with a toothbrush, they'll brush their teeth, regardless of the situation. The disorder is also linked to hypersexuality. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I Learned that a woman could experience orgasm from brushing her teeth. Unfortunately, she thought that this was due to her beging possessed by demons and ended up using mouthwash more frequently for her oral hygiene seizure-journal.com/artic…
Cone snails have 3 teeth. shellmuseum.org/post/the-…
Charles Darwin once found two ground beetles and grabbed one in each hand before seeing a "sacred" crucifix beetle (Panagaeus cruxmajor). Afraid to lose it, he put one of the beetles he had between his teeth to grab the crucifix but the beetle spit acid down his throat and he lost them all. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In the 1960s, over 320,000 baby teeth were sent by parents to be tested for radioactive isotope strontium-90. They showed that children born after large scale nuclear testing had begun showed levels 50 times higher than children born before large scale testing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
George Washington's teeth weren't made of wood. Rather his dentures were made from animal and human teeth, which he had most likely pulled from slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned about Ferret-legging: a sport originating in England in which contestants put live ferrets down their pants, while not wearing underwear. The contestant that can handle the ferret’s sharp teeth on their groin the longest, wins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Lobsters pee from their faces to communicate with each other. In addition, they have two stomachs(one in the head that apparently has teeth), the female sheds their shell to mate, and they can detach one of their limbs in an emergency. huffpost.com/entry/facts-…
Anteaters, armadillos and extinct animals such as glyptodonts, giant ground sloths, are pampatheres are all related. They share similar teeth that have no enamel and grow throughout the entire life of both animals and never completely wear down. moas.org/Discovering-the-…
Before dentures were invented, teeth were pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers for use as prosthetics. In the 1780s an ivory denture with human teeth could cost over Β£100. bbc.com/news/magazine-330…
Although Liechtenstein has a population of 38,000, it is the world's largest exporter of false teeth ivoclarvivadent.com/en/co…
Your teeth are actually highly-specialized fish scales abc.net.au/science/articl…
Today I learned of Tarrare, an unusual man with an insatiable appetite who was able to eat vast amounts of food whole without chewing, to include live animals and human corpses. He was slim, but with enormous teeth and slack wrinkly skin. His body was also hot to the touch and would sweat profusely after eating en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Crocodiles can replace about 3000 teeth in their lifetime. Their teeth are hollow inside so the new one can grow inside the old ones and quickly replace them en.wikiversity.org/wiki/C…
No carnivore can grind their teeth, while omnivores and herbivores can. This is because they don’t need to ruminate their food like others do, eg cows to grass. dogfoodadvisor.com/canine…
Eating boogers is good for your immune system and teeth. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Goats don't have any upper front teeth; instead, their upper front mouth is one big gum. (They do have lower front teeth, and in the back of their mouth they have both upper and lower teeth.) fiascofarm.com/goats/age.…
Slugs have around 27,000 microscopic teeth. These teeth are known as radula and grate/scrape food particles whilst the slug’s jaw cuts off larger pieces of food- like a leaf to be rasped by the radula. nhm.org/stories/microscop…
Helicoprion is a genus of extinct shark whose fossil specimens reveal spirally arranged clusters of the individuals' teeth called "tooth whorls" that resemble our modern circular saw blades.The shark's blade, connected to cylindrical muscle tissue, would shred prey into small, bite-sized pieces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Beavers’ teeth never stop growing, so they are forced to gnaw. If they don’t, their teeth will loop around and pierce their brains. canadiangeographic.ca/art…
In the UK, Superman was portrayed in an anti-smoking campaign against his arch rival Nick O’Teen - an evil villain who looked like a human cigarette butt with yellow stained teeth. The campaign was aimed at kids aged 7 to 11 and 800,000 of them ask for an anti-smoking campaign pack via the mail. comicsflix.org/2018/01/02…
Today I learned of A PREHISTORIC SPERM WHALE, The creature had a far more powerful bite with a nightmarish set of teeth, Twelve to 13 million years ago, it likely dined on smaller whales. It WAS DUBBED LIVYATAN MELVILLEI, giving Moby-Dick’s creator a posthumous shout-out. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Brushing your teeth at a 45 degree angle, also known as the Bass Technique or the Modified Bass Technique, is superior at removing supragingival plaque (i.e. above the gumline) compared to normal toothbrushing. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Shark teeth and tastebuds develop from the same stem cells in an embryonic shark’s mouth, and hence hundreds of millions of years ago teeth may have first evolved from tastebuds theconversation.com/shark…
Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson, wrote a teacher who was showing the movies in class: "No. Stop. Please. No class deserves such a punishment". On another occasion he wrote: "I would rather have my teeth pulled with no anesthesia". hypable.com/percy-jackson…
July 17 is National Yellow Pig Day, which is a celebration of the number 17, but also involves a yellow pig with 17 eyelashes, toes, teeth, etc. daysoftheyear.com/days/ye…
Johnny Rotten, the lead singer of the Sex Pistols who was nicknamed for his poor-health teeth, has had to have major dental work as he got older. youtube.com/watch?v=tVP6E…
Gigantopithecus blacki was the largest ape ever recorded. The first fossils were discovered after being on sale in a pharmacist in Hong Kong, listed as, "dragon bones/teeth". It's estimated that they weighed between 300 - 500kg and reached 3m in height. newdinosaurs.com/1134_gig…
Brushing your teeth straight after eating sugary or acidic food can cause more damage. This is because brushing too early, aggravates the acidic damage caused to tooth enamel. mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
You shouldn’t rinse your mouth right after brushing your teeth as it dilutes the fluoride meant to protect your teeth. Instead you should just spit it out. nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-…
The only avian dinosaurs to survive the asteroid mass extinction event were no larger than a duck and still had teeth. nhm.ac.uk/discover/why-ar…
Drinking OJ after brushing your teeth tastes bad because of a foaming ingredient in toothpaste which blocks your ability to taste sweetness, and you're left with the pure acidity and bitterness of the fruit. colgate.com/en-us/oral-he…
Researchers were given rare access to fragments of Hitler's teeth. They found that Hitler definitely died in 1945 from taking cyanide and from a bullet. They aimed to put conspiracy theories to rest. phys.org/news/2018-05-hit…
The house band in The Muppet Show was called Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr.…
Rabbits move their jaws more than 120 times a minute when eating. In order to cope with this constant wear, their teeth are open-rooted, allowing them to grow continuously. petcentral.chewy.com/unde…
Today I learned about the book β€œHow to spot a Jap” issued to US soldiers in China during WWII. In it, they were told the Chinese are β€œabout the size of an American”, has even teeth and walk in strides while the Japanese are buck-toothed, shuffle and look as if β€œtheir legs are directly attached to their chests”. ep.tc/howtospotajap/index…
Surgeons at a Dental College in India removed a "well-defined bag-like mass" from the jaw of a 7-year-old boy. It weighed 7 ounces and contained 526 teeth. It took a medical team five hours to meticulously search through and count all of them. npr.org/2019/08/02/747614…
Cows don’t have forward upper teeth. fda.gov/animal-veterinary…
Some frogs have razor sharp teeth! researchgate.net/figure/T…
When kids in Asia lose baby teeth from their lower jaw, they throw the teeth on the roof of the house. Those from the upper jaw are thrown on the floor or buried. They believe the new teeth grow toward the lost teeth. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Scrimshaw work originated with the British sailor in the early 18th century. Using a β€œscrim” needle, the sailors would carve on whale teeth or smaller pieces of marine ivory to relieve boredom and supplement their modest income. englishmanlovesamerica.co…
Nutrias are easily recognized by their large orange teeth.Their enamel is richly pigmented with iron affording these semiaquatic rodents chisel-like strength while gnawing. Originally native to subtropical South America, they have since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Ancient Romans used to whiten their teeth with urine. mcgill.ca/oss/article/hea…
Tumors can grow teeths, eyes and skulls in very rare cases. thecut.com/2017/01/doctor…
There is a type of tumor that can grow eyes, hair, teeth, and limbs. gnosticwarrior.com/terato…
Deinocheirus, a dinosaur with no teeth, swallowed rocks to help digest its food nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Thomas Edison listened to the piano through his teeth. As he was completely deaf in one ear and could barely hear in the other he would chomp into the wood of the piano and absorb the sound waves into his skull. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Narwhals tusks are elongated teeth, can grow up to 10 ft, and can bend up to a foot to one side without breaking. Their purpose is still not well understood. Some narwhals do not have tusks. Their skin is very rich in vitamin C, the same as an orange by weight. There are none in captivity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
In 2006 Turkmenistan leader cancelled pensions to a third of pensioners saying payments were inflated. The same leader who reportedly banned gold teeth, smoking, video games, recorded music, lip-syncing, makeup on newscasters, owning more than one cat/dog, young men from growing beards/long hair theguardian.com/world/200…
According to the National Health Service, among other sources, it is technically best to not rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-…
Brushing your teeth can significantly reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. heart.org/en/news/2018/11…
The zipper on many jeans will lock in place if you fold the tab down and press it against the teeth. independent.co.uk/life-st…
During the Middle Ages, small triangular-shaped stones β€” thought to be the tongues of snakes turned to stone by Saint Paul β€” were highly sought after as cures for poison and plagues. Centuries later, the β€œtongue stones” were identified as fossilized shark teeth. web.prm.ox.ac.uk/amulets/…
An American woman lost all her teeth due to fluoride poisoning from tea. She'd been having a pitcher of ice tea made with 100-150 bags every day for 17 years. cbsnews.com/news/womans-1…
Crabeater seals, found around the coast of Antarctica, have arguably the most unusual tooth shape in existence. They don't eat crabs; the seals' diet is 90% Antarctic krill. Its krill-filtering teeth act like a type of sieve. As they drain seawater after a gulp, their teeth strain out the krill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
There is archeological evidence that humans used implants to replace missing teeth for thousands of years. In China with have carved bamboo pegs, Egypt have similarly shaped pegs and Mayans with sea shells. Bone growth around the implants, indicates that they were functional as well as esthetic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Certain types of ovarian Cysts are capable of growing bone, teeth, hair, and other types of tissues in them. Ovarian teratomas can grow up to 17 inches in diameter and are usually benign. medicinenet.com/script/ma…
Daniel Craig has been injured 5 times while playing James Bond. He does all of his own stunts, and has had his two front teeth smashed out, lost the tip of a finger, sprained his arm and knee in separate incidents, and pulled his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Birds swallow sharp stones to hold in their gizzard which they then use to grind up the food they swallow whole - basically they eat rocks cause they don't have teeth ucmp.berkeley.edu/taxa/ve…
Before the invention of toothbrushes, Europeans cleaned their teeth with rags rolled in salt or soot while Indians and Africans chewed on sticks from the Salvadora tree. theconversation.com/curio…
Leeches can be used for medicinal purposes and that there is a leech farm in the UK known as Biopharm where the leeches have 32 brains, 10 stomachs, 9 pairs of testicles, 2 hearts, 5 pairs of eyes, and several hundred teeth. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) is one of the very few venomous mammals capable of actually injecting its venom like a snake through specially modified teeth. The second lower incisors have special grooves through which venom flows. The venom can kill mice in 2 to 6 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…

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