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« on: Jan 12th, 2017, 4:32am »
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Human adults usually have 32 teeth. Yet it is also true, that these human adults, who never lost any teeth, do not have 32 teeth. But how?
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 6:46am »
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Those who keep their teeth in a box for want of a settlement on the issue of what constitutes a fair price for the Tooth Fairy to pay for acquiring said teeth.
 
Or archaeologists.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 7:53am »
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Yeah, right. No intended answer as of yet, Gringo. I myself am Greengo. You know. Little green man.  
 
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 8:51am »
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Could be that unlike most people they have hyperdontia or hypodontia. Some people don't get wisdom teeth anymore, some get extras.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 8:56am »
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on Jan 12th, 2017, 8:51am, towr wrote:
Could be that unlike most people they have hyperdontia or hypodontia.

Not these people.  
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 10:04am »
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By counting their teeth in a different base?
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 10:29am »
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Excuse me. What exactly do you mean by a different base?? What is this? A counter-riddle? Please rephrase because I am a halfwit. And brush your teeth!  
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 11:49am »
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on Jan 12th, 2017, 10:29am, alien2 wrote:
What exactly do you mean by a different base??

Those humans have 32 teeth in decimal (base 10) but only 20 in hexadecimal (base 16).
 
Counting teeth in base 16 makes sense as well, since there are 16 on each of one's lower and upper jaw.
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 12:52pm »
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Thanks for taking the time to explain. Your answer is pretty lame though.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 11:51pm »
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If they never lost any teeth, they must still have their baby teeth. If they're adults, they probably don't have them in their mouth. So do they have a full mouth of adult teeth, and a box with their baby teeth?
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 13th, 2017, 12:15am »
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Not bad. I myself was thinking about teeth inside the mouth.
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 8:23am »
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Always look at the big picture.
 
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 18th, 2017, 1:48am »
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Think Borg collective. Perhaps this hint will put you on the right track.  
 
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