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Severn Trent water showcases teeth lost down toilets

by | 18th, December 2011

THE people at  Severn Trent’s sewage treatment works in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, have showcased a job lot of dentures recovered in the system. You can see all the teeth here.

But how do teeth get into the system? The company suggests they fall down plugs holes. But surely U-bends would catch them. The answer seems to be that the false teeth fall down toilets while the owner’s head is hanging over the bowl. This is not a failure of plumbing, rather one of glue and the ability to handle you chicken tikka masala.

Also, would you want the teeth back?

The BBC speaks with Ken Leah,  a sewer worker in Shrewsbury for about 50 years, says the teeth “will remind people that items like teeth can block sewers and cause flooding”.

Such is the power of teeth. To say nothing of the power of Ken Leah. Take it awayyyyyy:



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