The man with the most teeth - Vijay Kumar

The man with the most teeth - Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar from India has 37 teeth in his mouth – five more than the average person and more than anyone else in the world.
 
Vijay says that he applied for the Guinness World Records title for Most teeth in the mouth after discovering Chassidar Danabalan’s (India) record of 36 teeth and was sure he would beat it. 
 
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Vijay explains that there are some disadvantages to having so many teeth, one being that he often bites his tongue.
 
But Vijay is proud of getting his teeth into a Guinness World Records title and the recognition that it gives him – his friends introduce him to new people as “the guy with the most teeth”.
 
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Did you know...?

  • The Dinosaur with the most teeth was the Edmontosaurus, a hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) that lived in the late Cretaceous Period, 65–61 million years ago. It had more than a thousand teeth. They were diamond-shaped and set in columns known as “tooth batteries”.
  • The Land mammal with the most teeth is the giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) of South America, which typically has up to 100 teeth.