Biting on the aluminum foil can be painful and is usually noticed if you have metal in your mouth from dental work (e.g. fillings, crowns). Basically, when you bite on foil, you set up a battery in your mouth and the electrical current stimulates nerve endings in your tooth. science.howstuffworks.com…
Nebraska used to be home to rhinoceros, camels, and saber-tooth deer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfal…
The filming of Hardcore Henry was so intense that it caused severe neck pain, and tooth loss for 2 actors played the protagonist. It is also the first full POV action movie, 96 minutes of Hardcore Henry are all in first person en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
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…
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…
A great white shark attacked 60-yr-old New Zealand surfer Nick Minogue. He yelled "fuck off!", tried to punch it in the eye, missed, then yelled "fuck off!" again & hit it in the eye. The shark then retreated, leaving the surfer with 2 tooth holes in his wetsuit, 1 of the 2 punctured his arm. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
The oldest cousin of Native Americans was found in a 14,000 year old tooth in Russia reportweb.co/oldest-cousi…
Ancient Veggies Were Small, Unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers nationalgeographic.com/cu…
The individual animal with the most human kills ever was a tiger from Northern India, which adjusted its hunting strategy to kill people after a tooth injury left it unable to hunt normal prey and was shot after an estimated 436 kills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned of the bacteria Actimomyces Naeslundii, which resides in the human mouth and is heavily linked to tooth decay and periodontal disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
Khem Puri caves, Meghalaya: World longest cave system(24 km long, 4025 ft altitude) made of sandstone contains many wonders, from the narrow labyrinth to giant Huntsman spiders. this geographical delight is home to fossils of Shark tooth and giant water dinosaur bones. Indeed incredible India. bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
A fossilised tooth of an extinct species of platypus was found in Queensland. Based on the tooth's size, researchers estimate the platypus would have been about twice as large as today's platypus & dubbed it "platypus-zilla". independent.co.uk/news/sc…
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…
Today I learned about a procedure called ”tooth in eye surgery”, where the patient’s tooth is removed, a tiny lens is inserted into it, and the tooth is the put inside the patient’s eye. It’s only used for rare cases of corneal blindness and only a few operations take place each year. rnib.org.uk/nb-online/too…
Actor Kirk Douglas once tried to commit suicide after his stroke, by shooting himself through the mouth. However, the gun hit a tooth, and it hurt so much that he stopped completely. He was then so amused that toothache had stopped him from killing himself, that he decided to live. parade.com/359599/dotsonr…
The highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the nation, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, is in Anchorage, Alaska. Its annual sales are approximately $6 million. vinepair.com/cocktail-cha…
Lithuanian words are similar to Sanskrit such as (L|S) UGNI|AGNI for fire, DEIVA|DEVA for gods, SAKA|SHAKHA for branch, AKIS|AKSHA for eyes, DANTIS|DANTA for tooth, DIENA|DINA for day, RATAS|RATHA for chariot, JANTIS|JAATI for tribe, VYRA|VEERA for man, MENESIS|MAASA for month! lithuaniatribune.com/fact…
Bald Eagle chicks develop a special egg tooth to help penetrate the interior membrane and exterior shell of an egg. They also have a "hatching muscle," or complexus muscle, that swells in their neck to help them emerge into the world. eagles.org/what-we-do/edu…
The cloth of gold cone (Conus textile) is a venomous species of sea snail capable of severely stinging humans, and several deaths have been attributed to this marine gastropod. The snail's proboscis holds the harpoon-like, radular tooth which is responsible for injecting conotoxin into its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
If your tooth gets knocked out the best thing to do is to put it back in aae.org/patients/dental-s…
The reason none of The Beatles had mustaches then all of them had mustaches was because Paul badly split his lip and chipped a tooth in a moped accident. He grew the mustache to cover it up and the rest of lads joined him in solidarity. beatlesbible.com/1965/12/…
Ed Helms' missing tooth in "The Hangover" was not created with prosthetics or visual effects. Helms never had that tooth grow and received a dental implant as a teenager, and it was removed during filming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
White spots on teeth are usually the earliest sign of carious lesion (cavity formation). The tooth is losing calcium in a process termed decalcification caused by a combination of diet and low saliva production, and it cannot be reversed smilebrilliant.com/articl…
Muhammad Ali put out an educational album called The Adventures of Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay. In it, Ali must defeat the villainous Mr. Tooth Decay. Frank Sinatra guest starred. It was nominated for a Grammy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the movie "Dumb and Dumber", Jim Carrey's chipped tooth is genuine, resulting from a fight with a classmate in his childhood, but he had since had it capped. He simply had the crown temporarily removed from that tooth to portray Lloyd en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
A circus elephant named Mary went into a rage and killed an elephant trainer after he poked her in what they later found out was an infected tooth, her punishment was to be executed by a public hanging en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The Code of Hammurabi (1754 BC) has 282 laws enscribed on stone. It includes the concept of "eye for an eye" and "tooth for a tooth" - more than 500 years before the Torah. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Sigurd Eysteinsson was a Viking leader of the 9th century. In 890, when he began the conquest of Scotland, he killed and decapitated a Scottish leader before hanging his head to his saddle. A tooth scratches Sigurd's leg, the wound became infected and Sigurd "The Mighty One" died soon after en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
The Hello Kitty Murder (1999) was a case in which a nightclub hostess from Hong Kong got kidnapped and tortured by 3 men after stealing their wallet. She was then decapitated and her head was crammed into a Hello Kitty doll. Only skull, one tooth, and organs were later recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Barbers in the Middle Ages performed surgery such as limb amputation, bloodletting and tooth pulling in addition to cutting hair. They were known as β€˜barber surgeons’ and the red and white barber pole signified blood and bandages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Teeth blackening, a custom of dyeing one's teeth black, is usually done during puberty. It was primarily done to preserve the teeth into old age, as it prevents tooth decay similar to the mechanism of modern dental sealants. It was seen as a sign of maturity, beauty, and of civilization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Early tooth decay can be reversed. Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva, and fluoride from toothpaste or other sources nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
Hugo Boss died of a tooth abscess. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Today I learned Shia LaBeouf was so unpopular on the set of Fury for his antics (face cutting, tooth pulling, not washing to get into character) he was installed in a bed and breakfast away from the rest of the cast during filming theguardian.com/film/2014…
While sliding down the pole in "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis lost the cap off of a tooth. It was discovered that he had aspirated the cap and that it had lodged in his lung. It was successfully removed by a surgeon, who parted his vocal cords to retrieve it movies.elvispresley.com.a…
George Washington owned multiple sets of dentures made out of hippopotamus ivory, gold, lead, animal teeth, and even human teeth, and that by the time of his inauguration he only had one remaining tooth left. mountvernon.org/library/d…
Dental amalgam is a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture used in dentistry to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Use of amalgam for dentistry dates as far back as 659AD in the Tang Dynasty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Until the late 1700's, doctors believed that cavities and tooth pain were caused by worms. Until the 1940's, diseased teeth were removed as they were thought to be the source of all disease. It was at that point that root canal treatment became part of standard dentistry endoexperience.com/fileca…
Melamine sponge(magic eraser) can remove stains from the tooth surface more effectively and less invasively compared to a conventional toothbrush. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a fairly successful music career which included 3 Grammy nominations, a cover of "Stand By Me," and children's records aimed at fighting tooth decay. billboard.com/articles/ne…
Today I Learned that prior to 1540, Barbers, along with cutting hair, also performed surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, limb amputations, and enemas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
The tooth is a product of 4 components: enamel, cementum, pulp, and dentin. Everyone's dentin is shade of yellow and dentin cannot be whitened smilebrilliant.com/articl…
Saliva has 5 total functions in humans, one of which is remineralization which allows saliva to use the bodies calcium, phosphate, and fluoride to literally rebuild your tooth enamel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem…
The ancient Pompeians β€œdid not have β€˜perfect teeth’”, and were subject to tooth decay, gum disease, etc. sydney.edu.au/news-opinio…
It can take anywhere from six months to four or five years for a cavity to form. A person can have a cavity in one tooth that took seven months to form, and another cavity in another tooth that formed over three years artistictouchdentistry.co…
Tooth Enamel (apatite) is not hardest biomaterial, the hardest biomaterial belongs to the Gumboot Chiton, a marine mollusc that has teeth made of Magnetite newatlas.com/snail-teeth-…
After arriving to the scene of Montgomery Clift's car accident first, Elizabeth Taylor manually pulled a tooth out of Clift's tongue because he began choking on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned of the pacifier tree in Denmark. This is a kid’s first rite of passage, which is on the same level as the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause. joshuasofaer.com/2018/02/…
Sharks are known for their jaws lined with razor-sharp teeth, but their skin also contributes to their ferocity. It's covered with tooth-like scalesβ€”structures known as denticles that make shark skin rough like sandpaper. popularmechanics.com/scie…
The flesh of the bitter tooth (Hydnellum scabrosum) fungus smells like watermelon when cut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
Tooth decay is actually an infectious disease dentistry.uic.edu/patient…
The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out. marketwatch.com/story/the…
Fluoride taken in from drinking water becomes a component of saliva, which helps oral health by helping to rebuild weakened tooth enamel. mouthhealthy.org/en/az-to…
Louis the XIV ended his life in very bad health: the removal of a tooth had failed and the Sun King had half of his palate pulled off with the said tooth. During the last years of his life, the food sometimes came out of his nose, he still lived to 77 years, which was very rare at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
A photographer suggested to Matt LeBlanc that he file down one of his front teeth to improve his headshots. LeBlanc later consulted a dentist who would have charged $80. Relying on his carpentry skills, LeBlanc instead bought three emery boards for 19Β’ and filed down the tooth himself. youtu.be/B0fkh-7rnTI?t=83…
An adult tooth which has been knocked out can be reinserted if done within a short time and the tooth hasn’t be damaged. The tooth can also preserved longer in saliva or milk. colgate.com/en-us/oral-he…
The first person to identify mastodon remains as being similar to an elephant’s was an African slave in North Carolia, who found a mastodon tooth and recognized it as an elephant molar. wondersandmarvels.com/201…
In Auschwitz, there were "tooth-pulling kommandos", whose only job was to pry open the mouths of the gassed victims, and remove "all gold teeth, as well as any gold bridgework and fillings", then the teeth were sent to be melted down and sold as gold bullion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
A snail known as the geography cone is the most venomous animal on earth. Its venom is a mix of hundreds of toxins delivered through a harpoon-like tooth β€” and there's no anti-venom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Ancient Egypt already had physicians with specialities, like 'shepherd of the anus' or 'doctors of the tooth' history.com/news/11-thing…
Many people in the Middle Ages attributed toothaches to a mysterious "tooth worm", a small, maggot-like creature that bored holes in their teeth and caused all kinds of dental disorders. Some doctors at the time believed that people's nerves were the worms themselves, and thus removed them. battlecreekmidentist.com/…
Jim Carrey's chipped tooth in Dumb and Dumber is genuine, the result of a childhood fight. He had the crown temporarily removed to play the role of Lloyd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
Beaver teeth are orange because they contain iron. This gives them strength and prevents against tooth decay upi.com/Science_News/2015…
All of the images we've seen of Bugs Bunny eating carrots were actually misleading. Carrots should not be fed to rabbits. Rabbit's natural diets do not include roots, fruits, or iceberg lettuce, and that carrots can cause tooth decay and digestive problems. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
A sore throat caused by acid reflux is often worse in the morning since acid from the stomach can enter the esophagus, back of the throat, and mouth (contributing to tooth erosion) during the night while you are sleeping verywellhealth.com/throat…
After 10 years silver (Amalgam) fillings can start to split your teeth in half or start forming cracks in your tooth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Actor Ed Helms who plays Stu in the Hangover movies, had a tooth implant from when he was 15, which he removed while shooting for the first Hangover where his character has a tooth missing for most of the film. cinemablend.com/new/Ed-He…
Up until as recently as 1990-2000, Dentists followed an β€œextension for prevention” methodology (drill big cavities and fill) and now they follow a β€œminimal intervention” methodology (retain as much of the tooth as possible) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Today I learned of a mysterious fossil animal from Petrified Forest National Park called Kraterokheriodon, known only from a single tooth so strange that it is impossible to classify what kind of animal it came from. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Virtually all American adults have tooth decay, and more than a quarter have cavities that have not been treated today.com/health/most-us-…
Brad Pitt had his tooth chipped to play Tyler Durden in Fight Club ew.com/article/1998/07/16…
There is a 'tooth in eye surgery' where they take the patient's tooth and drill a hole and implant it into the eye with an optic cylinder, only then covering the eye with oral mucosa (inner wall of mouth). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ost…
When the permanent tooth starts growing out of the gums, the new tooth breaks down the roots of the baby tooth, causing it to loosen and fall out. That is why there is no root on a fallen out baby tooth. mykoolsmiles.com/content/…
Left-handed sugar exists. It is an artificial, mirrored variant of regular glucose which tastes exactly the same but can't be metabolized as normal. As a result, it contains very few calories, can be eaten by diabetics and doesn't promote tooth decay. spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2…
Today I learned of Balinese Tooth Filing (Mesangih) where the canine teeth and incisors are filed down in order to "smooth away the savage aspects of the soul." It is often done as a rite of passage into adulthood. stufftoblowyourmind.com/b…
In 1935, a shark on display in an Australian aquarium vomited up a human arm, there were no tooth marks anywhere and the limb had been cleanly removed with a blade. The investigation resulted in a man shooting himself in the head before leading police boats on a hours-long chase. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Up until the 2000's, north korean's experienced very little tooth problems due to very little sugar in their diet. Also, drug users are not subjected to compulsory detention. Sex between consenting adult males is not illegal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Narwhals "horn" is actually a really long inside out tooth bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
Most pre-modern peoples had nearly perfect teeth. e.g. 0.14% of Caledonians on native diets had cavities, and in six Kenyan there "appeared to be not a single tooth attacked by dental caries nor a single malformed dental arch", in 250 Maori skulls, only two cavities were found gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02…
Tooth brushing has been around since 3000 B.C. and was invented by ancient Egyptians who used twigs and leaves to construct the first toothbrushes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
A narwhal's "horn" is actually its left canine tooth. In rare cases, the right canine tooth grows into a horn as well, resulting in a narwhal with a double horn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
That Tom Cruise has a "middle tooth" closerweekly.com/posts/to…
While getting "long in the tooth" was originally an idiom regarding horses having less gum/longer teeth in older age, it is now slang in the dental field for gingival (gum) recession, where people, usually men, literally become long in the tooth in old age. wellbeing.com.au/body/hea…
Contrary to popular mouthwash and toothpaste commercials, tooth enamel does not, and can not, grow back nor can it be repaired. Once it's gone it's gone. webmd.com/oral-health/fea…
Today I learned of Cone Snails, predatory sea mollusks that are both carnivorous and venomous. Using a toxic harpoon like tooth to attack and paralyze it's prey, the cone snail's venom can in some instances be fatal to even humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
When Galileo's body was relocated to a new grave, they removed a tooth and three fingers. One finger is on display at a museum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Tooth enamel is harder than steel, though more brittle. You can’t scratch your enamel on metal cutlery but you can chip it by trying to open a beer bottle with your teeth. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
A 7 year old boy found a giant prehistoric Megalodon shark tooth. I n Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. sacbee.com/news/nation-wo…
Galileo Galilei was initially buried in a smaller less important location, and was re-buried in a better spot in 1737. Before the reburying, three fingers and a tooth were removed from his body. His middle finger is currently on display in the Museo Galileo. atlasobscura.com/places/g…
A Narwhals tusk is actually it's left tooth which breaks through its lip. It is soft, and covered with small holes that fill with water and basically make the tusk a sensory organ, like a nose or ears. techtimes.com/articles/45…
Count von Count of "Sesame Street" laughed maniacally and used hypnotic stunning powers in the early 1970s, but they softened his act to not scare kids. He still annoys other puppets by interrupting their business to feed his counting addiction. He usually comes on TV at 2:30 PM ("Tooth Hurty"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
A systematic review of studies on dental health concluded that adjunctive flossing was no more effective than tooth brushing alone in reducing plaque or gingivitis, and that the routine instruction to use floss is not supported by scientific evidence. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Dental Amalgam, the metallic mixture used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay, is 50% Mercury. This controversial mixture has been the dental restorative material of choice for over 500 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
American Children earn an average of $3.70 per tooth from the Tooth Fairy. cbsnews.com/news/tooth-fa…
Shark skin is basically a suit of tooth armor azula.com/magnified-shark…
A narwhal’s tusk is actually an overgrown canine tooth. Specifically, the left one. insider.si.edu/2012/04/fo…
The Beatles’ β€œSavoy Truffle” was written to discourage George Harrison’s good friend (Eric Clapton) from getting tooth decay. popmatters.com/george-har…
Not only are narwhals real, but their "horn" is actually their upper left canine tooth! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
Putting a knocked out tooth in a glass of milk can make it survive for longer dakotadental.com/if-a-too…

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