Despite the urban legend, George Washington’s false teeth were not made out of wood

When it comes to false teeth, perhaps none are more famous than the first president’s, but did you know they were not made of wood? Scientists in Baltimore, hoping to dispel the image of Washington as a “stiff-jawed, boring old man,” have taken an in depth look at Washington’s teeth.

They found that the dentures were made out of gold, ivory, and lead while the teeth were those of a donkey and horse! Scientists have deduced that Washington’s reputation is incorrect and he was one of the most athletic presidents there has been. Jeffery Schwartz, the anthropologist who led the study says, “The portrait on the dollar bill is not the complete Washington.”