On today’s show we reported on two issues, at least loosely connected with teeth.
Now I ask you, can you imagine being so hungry on a flight that you had to consider tucking into one of the flight crew?
Well just last week it seems that an All Nippon Airways flight from Tokyo to Seattle was forced to return to Tokyo 3 hours into the 10 hour flight after a 55-year old American man suddenly lunged at a female cabin attendant.
The flight was midway across the Pacific Ocean, when the heavily intoxicated passenger sunk his teeth into the air hostess’s arm resulting in her suffering some minor injuries, and one can imagine, a good deal of shock into the bargain.
Upon landing back in Tokyo the assailant was placed under arrest for assault.
It has not been reported if he was a given anything to eat, but a large intake of coffee might have been the order of the day!
In the second hour of today’s programme we looked at a recent auction.
Ah I hear you ask, “what has this to do with teeth?”
Well the answer concerns false teeth!
Now I know that there are “collectables” and “collectables” but be honest with me, would you even consider lashing out a load of hard earned cash for somebody’s old false teeth?
Yet believe it or not, Sir Winston Churchill’s false teeth recently came under the hammer!
Well obviously not literally or they’d have been smashed to smithereens and no use for to anyone.
The specially designed set, made for him when he was 65 and fashioned to preserve his famous natural lisp, were snapped up last week for £18,000, more than double the £8000 guide price.
Well they were gold plated!
Reportedly four sets of the teeth were made for him, of which at least one set were buried with him.
Another of the gems included in the auction was the microphone that Churchill reportedly used to announce the end of World War 2 on VE day and that went for £11,500.
Clearly an absolute snip!
Hope to see you again tomorrow,