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Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 25: Trading Bones for Treasure
The origin story of a shockingly young Tooth Fairy and some international options for disposing of your baby teeth.
Curiosity Shop Show Notes:
Here are links to the sources and resources we used while researching this episode:
Links to research materials:
Tooth Fairy Origins:
- The Tooth Fairy is a Very Recent, Very American Creation: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/origins-tooth-fairy-180949746/
- Don’t tell the kids: The real history of the tooth fairy: https://www.salon.com/2014/02/09/dont_tell_the_kids_the_real_history_of_the_tooth_fairy/
Other Baby Teeth Traditions:
- Mental Floss Article: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/58503/7-tooth-fairy-traditions-around-world
- Teeth in Folklore: https://baystate-dental.com/teeth-in-folklore/
Further Patreon Reading:
- Tooth Fairy Museum Takes Bite of Reality: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1995-06-08-9506080179-story.html
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