Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Case of the Mysterious Molars

Picture this: You're in the woods enjoying a leisurely walk just southeast of Rochester, Minnesota. You happen upon a suspicious mesh bag hanging from a tree about five feet off the ground. Like the curious little raccoon you are, you look in side the bag only to discover a glass jar, which you of course promptly open and find a rolled up sock along with several human teeth. Bizarre? You bet.

Since I've been reading "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" this week the solution was, to me, quite obvious. You see, when you apply the proper deductive reasoning it becomes glaringly obvious that the teeth were obviously... well... ok I'd probably be stumped. So was the woman to whom this happened. She called the local police who were also baffled. The mystery was finally solved when a member of the Southeast Minnesota Search and Rescue Squad called to explain that they had been using the items to train their dogs and that they must have left it behind, which I find just a little ironic.

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Julie said...

Are you trying to tell me that dogs can smell teeth even if they are inside a glass jar? That is very impressive.

Benji said...

That would be impressive! I think, though, that they just use the glass jar to transport the teeth and sock and once they get out into the woods they probably hide the stuff without the jar, but that's just my speculation. If any search and rescue people happen to be reading this feel free to chime in!