Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Ken The Kanuck, Mar 15, 2015.
I was looking through some old junk and came across it. Any guesses what it came from?
A minging tooth ?
What is a "minging tooth"? It is a fossilized tooth of some sorts, a molar and from something large, very well used. Those are my guesses.
I would say a horse or cow but who knows.
Here is another picture. How long would it take a tooth to fossilize?
I've never seen anything like it before!....what ''junk'' exactly? .....how long was it around for?
Those look like elephant teeth.
Was there a skull in the box also?
If that were a nondescript rivet from a unknown tank I think we'd have a good chance of identifying exactly where it came from and what vehicle it belonged to. I'd have to I imagine by comparison the # of people out there who have specific knowledge in animal teeth would be even larger than the tank group. I'm sure you'd be able to ID the specimen if you track down the right people. And no doubt they'd be as happy to help as the rivet group as well
One of the things that has amazed me about the posters here is the vast amount knowledge they have. Although I do understand that the theme is WWII, it would also appear that folks who like to gather knowledge don't limit themselves to one narrow band, but have an interest on lots of things.
And that I why I posted this in "Free Fire" which is a great resource and fun.
Google images for mastodon tooth and see what ya' think.
Minging is Scottish for foul or disgusting.
My intention wasn't to raise issue with the subject matter, more pointing out that in today's age we have a good chance to access information on almost any topic, even the ability to identify the source of a single, well worn mammalian tooth.
Keep posting things like this, oddball topics are the lifeblood of the web.
Did we ever figure out into which animals head this tooth used to be installed?
I think it looks like a couple of ham hocks stuck together.
Ditto in Northern Ireland.
Every school or school year had its dirty, smelly guy who was always nicknamed "the Emperor"....
Susquatch has been eating too much candy.......and you are the tooth fairy?