May 2, 2010

G. Washington's Teeth


You want a rebuttal for "intelligent design"? Teeth. 

National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD
1910s

7 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Lord that looks too painful. Would life be worth living with that thing in your mouth?

downtown guy said...

It's no wonder he was such a fierce general - he was just pissed off all the time.

Steph(anie) said...

That looks absolutely miserable.

downtown guy said...

I have bad teeth anyway, and this picture does make me want to cry.

May said...

George Washington had several sets of teeth. Some were made from bone, some from human teeth, and some from animal teeth.

white rabbit said...

....and some were wooden I believe.

I have a theory that major social and political changes are often caused by the physical ailments of their progenitors. Luther thought up Protestantism when straining on his notoriously constipated bowels, for example

downtown guy said...

I'd buy that. Makes sense to me.

Oh, and I hear this set of teeth contains hippo ivory.