UPDATED: April 6, 2021, 08:56 IST
Ever heard of the tooth fairy? Well, kids around the world believe that if you keep your broken milk teeth under the pillow, the tooth fairy will come at night and take care of it eventually. She takes away the tooth and leaves some coins under the pillow.
However, nine-year-old Luke Boulton received a world record as a gift after his milk tooth was extracted. Yes, you read that right.
Luke, who hails from Peterborough in Canada, grabbed a place in the Guinness World Records because of his tooth. In case you are wondering how then let us inform you that Luke broke the record for the longest milk tooth extracted and is the proud owner of the title now.
In a blog, the Guinness World Records said that Luke Boulton’s tooth was extracted in September 2019, when he was eight years old. It measured 2.6 centimetres. Luke kept his tooth in a safe to put on a display later for everyone to see, the blog added.
Luke was recently notified that the world record was his. Earlier, the record was held by another 10-year-old named Curtis Baddie whose tooth was 2.4 centimetre.
During an interview with PTBO Canada, a local newspaper, Luke’s father Craig said, “It was a bit disturbing at first to think that was in someone’s mouth.” He added that an adult tooth was growing behind Luke’s milk tooth as a result it had to be extracted.
Isn’t it awesome to have your name registered in a book that names several other people from all around the world for crazy records that have created? Well, Luke thinks so. According to the blog, Luke feels honoured to be in the book. He thinks it’s great to have all the world records documented in a single place for everyone to look at.