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When was the dentures invented?

The oldest false teeth discovered was from the skeleton of a 4500 year old man found by archaeologists in Mexico. The scientists found that the ancient dentures were made of animal teeth and that the man’s front teeth appear to have been ground down in order to make room for the fake teeth. These findings provide evidence that false teeth have history much longer than previously suspected.

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After circumcision, where do foreskins end up?

We thought that after foreskins were cut off from newborn babies who underwent circumcisions in hospitals, they end up in the trash bins and then incinerated just like other medical wastes. Then, we discovered that a new skin repair and rejuvenation product, known as Vavelta, uses human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) as its main ingredient. Fibrobrasts are naturally-occurring skin-firming proteins that becomes scarce with age.  Vavelta manufacturer Intercytex is said to harvest HDFs from discarded babies’ foreskins.

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What is human branding?

Gone are the days when branding are only meant for livestock and slaves.  Today, branding or stigmatizing, is a popular form of self-expression just like tattoos and piercings.  This body modification technique involves burning an image into the skin using a hot iron. When the burn heals, a design of scar tissue is left behind on the skin surface. There are two popular techniques used in human branding: striking or with a medical cautery unit.

Strike branding is done with carbon steel sheet metal. The sheet is cut into one inch strips. The strips are trimmed to size and bent into pieces of the desired design.

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Who invented lipstick?

No individual is credited for the creation of lipstick-or even makeup.  However, history shows that the practice of coloring the lips dates back at least about 2,500 BC in Ancient Egypt.

Egyptian woman, especially those who specialized in oral sex, were said to be the first ones to use red dyes made from crushed earth to paint their lips red. They wanted their lips to look more inviting. Egyptian girls were also responsible for another beauty trick – the use of coal to line their eyes, essentially creating what could have been the very first eyeliner.

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