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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Human Teeth


According to the news, "A Walmart customer shopping around for a new wallet found 10 human teeth while looking through a wallet he was about to buy on Saturday night."

Why, that's worth over $30.00 on eBay!

That mysterious shopper must've felt like Cash & Kristofferson on Sunday mornin'.

4 comments:

  1. 1. It's possible to mysterious shopper put the teeth there himself. Or he may have found them there. Either way it's a weird tale? Foul-play? Prank? Symbolic rite?

    2. There are no bids yet on the ebay molars. Daurade has an appointment on March 20, however, to either repair or remove a split upper left molar.

    3. Why Johnny Cash and Kristofferson?

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  2. Googling "ritual tooth removal" btw, shows one thing. Intentional tooth removal occurred in Neolithic Italy and proto-historic Japan, as well as sub-Saharan Africa. Haven't read the articles yet but it would appear that in some contexts it's more than crude dentistry but associated with some sort of ritual ablation....

    Also: You are on fire!

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  3. "Human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity." -- Madame Bovary

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  4. Video of the teeth here.

    Also just struck me as humorous that the teeth were found in a place called "Fall-mouth."

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