Sarah Albee: Tooth or Consequences
From: Sarah Albee
June 22, 2012 at 05:14AM
After his last tooth was pulled out, in 1796, George Washington was no longer able to anchor his dentures to anything. He had to keep his lips tightly closed to prevent his dentures from popping out of his mouth, which may account for his tight, quivery smile on the one-dollar bill.