Astronomy Tooth Extraction With a Rocket Article written: 15 Jun , 2010 Updated: 22 Jan , 2016 by Nancy Atkinson Video All that needs to be said is that this is the greatest You Tube video I have ever seen. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) By Nancy Atkinson - Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Unusual Views of the Soyuz RocketHow Did Mercury Get its Name? amatuer rocketry, Free Desktop Picture Related posts Amazing Amateur Rocket Launch Reaches 121,000 feet Copenhagen Suborbitals Upcoming Launch Attempt in June New Geek Destination: Klingon Cave Tours 20 Responses Member IVAN3MAN_AT_LARGE says June 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM *ROTFLMAO* 😆 Thanks for that video, Nancy! Olaf says June 15, 2010 at 1:22 PM In 100 years it probably would be a warp drive. CrazyEddieBlogger says June 15, 2010 at 1:53 PM This. has. got. to. be. one. of. the. funniest. videos. ever. Kevin says June 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM From the look of the kid’s mouth it’s the third or fourth attempt. 🙂 CrazyEddieBlogger says June 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM Uh oh. They have the string going under his hand, so the tooth is actually pulled forward and down, rather than up as intended. Worked anyway, and didn’t go through his nose, so I guess all’s well that ends well. A lot safer than strapping the kid to a rocket and tying the string to a tree, for example. TerryG says June 15, 2010 at 6:15 PM The tooth fairy will be visiting Dad when Mom finds out. BTW, If you’re thinking of trying this with wisdom teeth, then they couldn’t possibly be wisdom teeth. Paul Eaton-Jones says June 15, 2010 at 11:41 PM Jeez, and they say we British have poor teeth!! Ivor Stiffneck says June 16, 2010 at 12:03 AM Brilliant!!! Next time use a Saturn V @ThinktankPlanet says June 16, 2010 at 6:27 AM I posted this video on our popular planetarium Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ThinktankPlanet), but had to pull it in less than an hour because of comments such as these: “What kind of irresponsible person would let a child do that? That adult needs to be reported.” “Mmmm…a bit dodgy to promote this kind of thing, in my opinion. Thinktank – please think again?” “I’m not sure this is in the spirit of your usual interesting work. This child would not have thought to do this without coersion from the adult. Unlike.” Wow. I didn’t expect such a negative reaction. Is it a USA vs UK thing? I’m not British myself, and from where I come from, this is definitely not a risky excercise (the tooth was practically out!). What does the Universe Today community think? AndyInv says June 16, 2010 at 6:32 AM Tag:’Amatuer’??? xrayexplorer says June 16, 2010 at 7:13 AM Compared to what I have seen on America’s Funniest Video’s, this is pretty tame. Hey, maybe that is a good idea. If you win, buy me a couple of the new Aerotech G80-10 motors with the cool blue flame! Spoodle58 says June 16, 2010 at 7:52 AM @ThinktankPlanet I also think this is innocent fun, a lot of people are way too over protective and pc about stuff these days. This kid also has got a first hand experience in rockets in a fun way which may lead to a life long interest, who knows he may even be the next von braun. hydrazine says June 16, 2010 at 8:16 AM This is exactly the kind of playful attitude that needs to be applied to spreading the interest in engineering and science among kids. You can bet this boy is not going to forget that experience and from the look of it his little brother might have gotten something out of this too. Risky enough to be a lot of fun (for kids of all ages) and safe enough to be no more danger then going to school every morning. And just wait till little Jimmy meets his buddies – boy does he have something cool to tell them. Only narrow minded fun killers would object. This video gave me the biggest smile of the past few weeks at the very least. Wonderful. /hydrazine flogger11 says June 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM Good stuff! Not much danger involved IMHO. And yes, the british have pretty nasty teeth as a whole. This was just a kid that is losing his baby teeth and yep, he looks pretty rough lol! Member Aqua says June 16, 2010 at 4:43 PM What’s so funny about child endangerment by drunk or stoned adults? Stupid human trick? What was that string? Floss? Coulda flossed an eye? Solid DUH vote from these quarters… Bad human… sit…..eye poked out by rocket, no fun…. Me personally? I like kids.. somewhat from a distance and as long as they are someone else’s…and are down wind. Astrofiend says June 17, 2010 at 3:21 AM Straight up awesome. Don’t be so beige Aqua. Dark Gnat says June 17, 2010 at 4:52 PM That kid has guts. I think it’s a very awesome way to extract a tooth, and get kids interesting in cool stuff like rockets. (What’s not cool about a rocket, anyway?) Dark Gnat says June 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM should be interested, not interesting….. Dark Gnat says June 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM I also love how the kid in the background is still holding his hands to his ears way after the rocket launches! Navneeth says June 18, 2010 at 10:20 PM I find nothing funny about this. Silly, perhaps. I’d put it in a list along with the 50,000th instance of Mentos+Diet Coke video, which for some reason a lot of people found (find?) to be funny. And this is a fun way to teach science to kids? Give me a break! Get some fresh air and get creative. Comments are closed.