Podcast #88: The Tooth Fairy, Smelly Dental Floss, and a Swallowed Toothpick

A lost tooth turning up in a child’s ear, and other peculiar reports in dental journals chew up this week’s Improbable Research podcast.

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This week, Marc Abrahams  teams up with Harvard chemist Daniel Rosenberg, who gives dramatic readings and opinions, drawing on his own dental experience, his knowledge of chemistry and physics, and — most of all —these published dental reports:


The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.

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