Teeth As a Dating Ornament (podcast #91)

Can your teeth make people want to date you or hate you? And how is toothbrushing like voting? We brush up on research studies that ask these questions, in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.

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This week, Marc Abrahams discusses two teeth-centric studies, with dramatic readings from Harvard chemist Daniel Rosenberg.

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Here’s a bit of detail from the teeth/dating study:


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

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