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Old 12-01-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Article from Discover magazine as it lists 20 unique things about teeth that many probably didn't know about.

For example ....
#11 that back during the 18th century that wealthy woman usually opted for a tooth transplant as it was popular amongst the upper classes back then which led to ..... #12 to which they would usually contract syphilis from the transplanted tooth.

or a Yale study .....

#9 showing that the more children a woman has the more likely she is to have missing teeth

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Teeth | Health & Medicine | DISCOVER Magazine
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Pacu or sheephead fish are related to piranha but have teeth that strangely resemble human teeth.

Fish With Human-like Teeth (http://e-fishingnews.com/amazing/924#more-924 - broken link)





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPyxNoWK3dw
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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Interesting clip of it's teeth
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Pacu teeth look almost as if someone put grandpa's dentures in their mouth just for laughs. They're as odd in their own way as red-lipped batfish are with their big red lips and fins that act like legs to move around.



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Old 12-02-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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10 Possible explanation: Pregnant women tend to develop gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) as hormonal shifts make the tissues more sensitive to irritation.
I always thought this was true due to the female losing calcium. Guess I was wrong.

Interesting article. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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21. The toothbrush was invented in Tennesee.

(...otherwise it would have been called a teethbrush.)
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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15 The stem cells that produce teeth can turn up in horrifyingly wrong places. Teeth have been known to form in tumors called teratomas, which may also include hair, bones, or other specialized tissue.

Do not search Google images for the term teratoma.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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1,000 more things you don't know about 50 other topics:

20 Things You Didn
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