Wednesday, September 02, 2015

An Enterprising Canuck



Francis Wharton was nicknamed "The Backwoods Eccentric" who lived far from civilization in Little Fort, B.C. in the 1950s and 60s. When he found himself needing a pair of dentures he shot a deer and used its teeth to make dentures for himself.

Then turned around and ate the deer ...with its own teeth.


Francis Wharton's dentures, made from filed-down deer's teeth and plastic wood.
They were held in with household cement. (Museum of Health Care)

Listen to the whole story here

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