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1690 English/Welsh Apple corer at the Birmingham Museums, Birmingham - From the curators' comments: "These small scoops enabled people who had lost their teeth to eat foods such as apples and pears. They have been in use since prehistoric times and must rank as one of the oldest eating utensils in the world.Apple scoops were very personal items and in some areas it was considered bad luck to share one...Elaborate ones, like this, often seemed to be given as love tokens."
No Smoking. It's a bad habit people have and it's not cool. I cough and choke at the sight or smell. Wonder why you can't loose weight? Have bad teeth? Have bad breath? Smell like a walking cig? No one wants to be around you? Have a hoarse voice? Get sick all the time? Get others sick around you? Yeah... quit it!
Empress Marie Josephine (1763 - 1814), Wife of Napoleon. She is never posed with a smile, and it is said she never showed her teeth as they were very rotted, bad. This painting, as a mature woman, shows her rather caved-in mouth. Beautiful jewelry, though.
ATLANTIC OCEAN - U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle crewmembers and Coast Guard Academy officer candidates climb down the rigging aboard Coast Guard Barque Eagle Sept. 15, 2012. Officer candidates spend two weeks aboard the Eagle during their 17-week school to further develop their seamanship, teamwork and leadership skills. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)