Monday, February 21, 2005

Happy President's Day!


In honor of our first President, George Washington, who was known for his dentures.... Posted by Hello

12 Comments:

Blogger Rhodent said...

"Wow! Look at them choppers, George!"

8:05 PM  
Blogger happyandblue2 said...

Do the springs hook on his ears?

9:38 PM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

I did some research on this a while ago. A prime source of good quality human teeth for the front part of these dentures were battlefields, and it was a profitable enterprise stripping what you could from the dead.

So many young men died at the Battle of Waterloo that the term "Waterloo Teeth" became ubiquitous in describing this type of denture, and exports went all over Europe and even across the Atlantic.

Now, isn't that fascinating!

10:51 PM  
Blogger Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Owch!! That couldn't have been comfortable. And I'm here complaining about pregnancy pants!

11:13 PM  
Blogger dayna said...

*L* What do you celebrate on Presidents Day? The current president?

12:41 AM  
Blogger That Girl said...

You would think he needed teeth to help eat, but I find it hard to believe they were good for anything more than a painful smile on election day.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

*eye* catching pic! Didn't he have several sets of dentures?

9:15 PM  
Blogger Frally said...

LOL at HappyandBlue.

And I'm rather disturbed by pinhut's findings. After that, I think I'll just go "gummy" when I get old.

11:41 PM  
Blogger portuguesa nova said...

Very natural looking.

10:43 AM  
Blogger glomgold said...

Hot damn! Spring-loaded action! My knowledge of american history has practically doubled in the last 2 minutes. A parking lot in my neighboring town was cordoned off for a year because they were digging for a coat button of George Washington's or some crap.

7:27 PM  
Blogger L said...

happyandblue: ha ha! that would be awesome! they should!

pinhut: I read the same thing somewhere, because I am a nerd :) It really is fascinating... and yucky.

dayna: I would NEVER celebrate ANYTHING to do with the current president. It's really mainly to celebrate the dead ones, who can't really do anything harmful anymore.

greeneyedlady: yes, he had several-- apparently all ugly and uncomfortable

11:25 PM  
Blogger Astrid said...

Ugh! With teeth like that you may only hope that no one will tell you a funny joke or tickle you!!! Haha .. Miles of smiles, Astrid.

3:05 AM  

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