Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fact of the Day: Wooden Teeth? C'mon


Despite popular belief, Washington didn't have teeth made of wood. His four known dentures had gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth. Logically wooden teeth wouldn't be good dental hygiene after a few meals.

5 comments:

  1. But he did cut that cherry tree..

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  2. hah! always thought it was a hoax

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  3. I wonder how that rumor got started...

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  4. How wood he eat with wooden teeth?

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  5. i was gonna say they were made from ivory, but then you included that in the description.

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