The ancient Mayan civilization has always been fascinating to study, especially because of the amazing architecture and many great achievements.
Its colossal pyramids have lasted thousands of years yet these were only made using crude tools. Surely, this prowess in architecture surpasses the talents of this period.
But would you believe the Mayans also practiced advanced dentistry? Well, we’re not talking here about dental implants using titanium screws and metal-ceramic crowns used by modern dentists to replace teeth after extraction but of an entirely different kind of implants.
Archaeologists have dug up evidence that the Mayans, regardless of their status in society, went to their dentists to have gems implanted to their teeth!
These gem-studded teeth actually look awesome; though one could only imagine what pain these people have gone through to achieve this cosmetic effect. There appears to be no known reason for the Mayan people to have gem-encrusted teeth aside from aesthetics.
Intricate Dental Procedure by Knowledgeable Dentists
Now, to achieve beautiful gem-studded teeth for the people, dentists have to be extra careful to carve the hole without breaking the rest of the structure or hitting dental nerves [ouch!].
Actual Skull Dug from Mayan Ruins
There was, of course, no electricity at the time so the Mayan dentists have to manually carve the holes using a very hard, pointed stone such as obsidian. Scientists believe herbs could have been used to dull the pain during the procedure. Then, natural resins [like plant sap] were used to attach the gem stones in place.
Actual Gem-encrusted Teeth
We’re not sure why the trend did not catch on and reach modern times but would you be willing to try this awesome Mayan dentistry fad?
Meet The Muscle Barbie Who Got The Face Of A Doll And Body Of The Incredible HULK
The incredible story of Muscle Barbie: The doll faced bodybuilder
Meet Julia Vins. From the neck up, she’s probably one of the prettiest women you’ll ever meet. This stunner from Engels, Russia has the face of a doll, with big beautiful eyes and flowing blonde hair. Below the neck is a body that can beat the crap out of you. I’m serious.
Look at that. This chick can deadlift 400 pounds, which is the average weight of an adult male lion. She already has three world powerlifting records and it looks like she’s working to get more. Because of her physique, she’s earned the title “Muscle Barbie” from those who know her. This 18-year old now has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram, thanks to her unusual looks.
Talking Bird Rescued From Divorced Couple Recorded Their Hilarious Marital Fights!
This bird needs counseling.
Couples fight, and that is perfectly normal. But having a pet watch a couple fight can become an entirely different story, particularly when your pet is a talented cockatoo. Such kind of bird is the main character of our story. Meet Peaches - a Moluccan Cockatoo.
Peaches was recently adopted by Don and Elaine Sigmon, a sweet couple from North Carolina. They got Peaches from Neil Ebling, a man who breeds German shepherds. You see, the couple originally planned to adopt a dog, but decided to adopt Peaches instead.
"Neil informed us that he was looking for a good home for Peaches because he was so busy with the dogs and felt that she needed more attention than he could give her," Elaine told Today.com.
It Was Their Dream House Until They Found Out What’s Hidden Inside The Walls. CREEPY!
When the tore up the walls, what they saw was beyond terrifying.
Our home is a personal sanctuary or haven, it is where we should feel the safest. Either renting or buying a place, our goal is to get the most ideal for us, considering the budget and what will work out well for everyone. Now what happens if your dream house turned out to be the opposite?
A perfect choice for a home was what the Bretzius family thought before they move into their current house in Schuykull County in Pennsylvania. The family had it inspected and they were told that everything is good and the fact that it requires less work convinced them that they made the right decision. The inspector checked the foundation, support for radon and other important house details.
What he missed though are the walls and the strange things hiding inside them.
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