February 2006
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;2/10/2006, Vol. 75 Issue 18, p3
The article offers information on the false teeth worn by the U.S. President George Washington. In 2005, scientists have discovered that Washington's false teeth were not actually made of wood. Historians are building life-size models aimed to show the exciting side of Washington who was often seen in portraits as a serious old man. The figures will be on display at a museum in Virginia.


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