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Tooth And Dare

by | 7th, January 2005

‘WHAT would you do to escape national military service?

An 18-year-old Iranian conscript went quite a long way and had 15 of his teeth pulled out by a dentist.

The youth, from Karaj, a city near Tehran, had already served seven months out of two years in the sweltering heat of the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

He wanted out and came to believe that having less teeth would get him discharged from the army and sent home.

‘After he went secretly to the dentist, he came home nervous and upset. Then he could not eat and we realised he was losing his teeth,’ explained his father.

The soldier is now rumoured to be back in uniform.’

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