Teeth Thursday Rundown

Yesterday was the 200th day of 2023…I hope your year is going well! Consider me honored that you have returned for another Thursday Rundown. Without further ado, let’s get to tonight’s five topics…

Weird Teeth – I have always known that George Washington had fake teeth but I was under the impression that they were wooden. Sloan and I recently read an awesome book about oral care called “The Tooth Book” and in addition to all the great tips about maintaining healthy teeth, it also had some interesting trivia. That’s how I learned that Washington’s dentures were made of ivory, gold, human teeth, and ANIMAL TEETH. Animal teeth in your mouth?! That would be just a little too weird for me.

“The Tooth Book” was educational and entertaining.

Losing My First Tooth – Okay, because we are on the subject of teeth and because Sloan is so mad that she has not lost her first tooth yet, I thought I would share the below photo. “The Tooth Book” says that kids lose their first tooth between the ages of 6-7 and I believe I was right in that range for this picture but I am not 100% sure. As for Sloan, I am telling her to just be patient as she is low key freaking out that she still has all her baby teeth.

A photo of me as a little boy after I lost my first tooth.

National Fortune Cookie Day – Today is the day we celebrate fortune cookies. I don’t care for their taste but the messages do intrigue me. In fact, they interest me so much that 10 years ago I went to every Chinese restaurant in Missoula to snag some of their fortune cookies. I then went back to my apartment, cracked them open, and compared the fortunes. This is what I found.

A photo of me with fortune cookies laid out in my apartment.

Churro Kit Kat – This portion of the rundown might be kind of a letdown because I didn’t actually try them, but Sloan and I encountered Churro Kit Kat bars at our neighborhood grocery store last night. Perhaps the reason why I didn’t give them a try is because I am not a big fan of churros (or Kit Kats for that matter). But Sloan and I thought we would let the world know that they exist. Okay, I am done with that.

Sloan poses next to the Churro Kit Kat display in the Harvest Foods grocery story on Trent in Spokane Valley.

Stream of the Week – I managed to watch the five episodes of the American Gladiators documentary over the course of several nights. On Netflix and titled “Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators,” the documentary will produce some nostalgia for those of us who remember the show. I recall watching reruns as a young boy during the summer and I fondly remember the “Family Matters” episode where Steve and Carl competed on it. The documentary tells some wild stories and offers interesting insight about how the series was created and the extremely challenging first season that ensued. I found it pretty entertaining!

The Netflix documentary on the American Gladiators was entertaining.


That will wrap things up for tonight. We have endless hot weather on tap here in Spokane and I plan to enjoy it. Hope everyone has an excellent weekend. Don’t Blink.

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