White Teeth

Recently my friend Shelly went on a trip to Europe, where she had the opportunity to take a tour of the crypts of Vienna. The tour guide pointed out some skulls, one of which had incredibly poor teeth.

“Do you think this is the skull of a rich person or a poor one?” asked the guide.

A poor one, the tourists guessed.

“Wrong,” said the tour guide. It turns out that the entire upper class in old Vienna suffered from severe tooth decay, because unlike the poor, they had access to all the sugar they could eat.

No reason to bring this up, other than I was reminded of this story while staring at Paul Allen’s horrific visage. All that money to spend on lawyers, and not a penny for dental floss. Sad.