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Snake away your tooth decay!

April 29, 2010


Blog Guy, I’m coming to you for help because of your background in oral hygiene.

What can I do about those deposits of gristle that get stuck between my teeth after a good meal? I brush weekly, but still some of that stuff won’t go away.

Weekly, huh? Some dentists would say that isn’t often enough. How large is this gristle residue, anyway?

snake floss 240Uh, let’s see. I just pried a piece out with the corner of my keyboard. It’s, oh, about a one-inch cube.

Yeah, see, stuff that size is gonna require a regular snake flossing. Look here at the dude in this photo. He knows that only a writhing reptile can get to those hard-to-reach places, like between his two front teeth.

By using this method, you can cut visits to the dentist down to once every six or seven years.

Wow! I had no idea! I don’t even know what I’ll do with all that extra time!

Well, I can’t promise you it will ALL turn into free time. For example, this fellow winds up in the poison ward of his local hospital about five mornings a week…

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A member of the Lebanese Airborne regiment eats a snake as part of a live drill performed in front of students at St. Joseph University in Beirut April 26, 2010. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim

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I like the crinkles around yer man’s eyes. The snake…not so much. I mean, I like snakes but preferably alive and not being eaten. Dear god I hope he’s not eating that snake alive!


Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

This was part of a DRILL?!? How often to they go into battle against snakes?
Seriously, I don’t see how eating a snake makes you any more combat-ready, unless you’re lost in the desert without a supply train. Oh yeah, this is Lebanon. The snakes ARE their supply train.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Tryouts for the new “Renfield” were going quite badly, at first. Dracula began to think he would NEVER find another assistant…until a young lad in uniform stepped up with a crazy look in his eyes and an eagerness that was unsurpassed. “Yessssssss Maaaaster!” was all he would say as he gleefully chomped into a variety of creepy crawlies at the behest of his new employer….

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

It obviously works for him. He’s got great teeth. And lovely eyes.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

God, that just makes me sick… cute guy, but makes me sick…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

That dude from that survival show bit the head off a live snake once!!

That other dude, the singer dude, bit the head off a bat once!!

This dude, the one right here, bit the head off chocolate bunnies lots of times!!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I KNOW this is how Jeffrey Dahmer got his start.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

I thought only women could be Lebanese.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

Oh how I hate digital camoflage. What was wrong with DPM ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Okay, you’ve lost me, CG, and you’re scaring me a bit, too.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

You’re letting your camo geek show, CG.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

I am kinda into digi-camo. It’s what we wear when we paintball. I am more partial to the arctic camo though. It goes well with my cold cold heart.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I havent ever worn camouflage… though I would agree with Mr.Pilot… artic camo would suit me I think… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

In front of students… what a fail :-|

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Camo geek ? Me ? Just because I’m sitting here in my Mossy Oak lingerie covered in maple syrup that makes me a camo geek ?!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I hope you’re not going out on that chain boat in that get-up…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Stop it, CG. Unca will get over excited and we all know what happens when Unca gets over excited.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Uh…I don’t know what happens when Unca gets over excited. Where do I buy a ticket for the show?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Lemme know when you find out E…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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