Chicken Update #2

If you recall, in my previous chicken post, mama hen has been MIA for days so I was wondering what happened to her. She could have been someone’s dinner, for all I know, but somewhere deep in my heart I was secretly hoping she was just busy sitting on a bunch of eggs. Mama hens are a dedicated lot and generally do not leave their eggs unattended for long, lest the chicks don’t hatch properly.

And now, after a month long wait, the suspense is over – An eyewitness* spotted mama hen, a.k.a. hen #1 (whom I shall henceforth name Betty, since she is “blonde” like Betty from the Archie’s comics, and the other hen has black feathers so she’s Veronica), out and about with baby chicks!

And so, the chicken lives, for another day. Applause all around, please.

*My mom

Toothpaste–begone!

I’ve always wondered how the ancients brushed their teeth.

When I found this article at Cure Tooth Decay, I decided to never buy toothpaste* again. And now, just a bit more research before I find the evidence to ditch the toothbrush once and for all…

How Did the Ancient Greeks Clean Their Teeth?

Before the toothbrush was invented, many cultures invented their own ways to clean the teeth. Ancient Greeks and Romans were said to use toothpicks to pick particles of food out of their teeth. Without the use of commercial toothpastes and toothbrushes, the people during this time still managed to maintain optimal dental health. How is this possible? The truth is, the amount of tooth decay a person experiences has little to do with dental hygiene and everything to do with the type of diet you consume.

Read more at How Did the Ancient Greeks Clean Their Teeth?


*Footnotes:

¹ Tip: Use baking soda or salt instead.

² The reason I don’t want to buy toothpaste is not only because I’m cheap, but also because fluoride (and other stuff) in the toothpaste is actually harmful for your teeth, making your teeth more brittle. Hmm… [puts on tinfoil hat]