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One good reason not to chew beetlenut
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One good reason not to chew beetlenut

... a Vietnam street scene circa 1966 ...

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1moremile27-May-2017 20:37
I was thinking about this again today. What memories!
longbachnguyen22-Oct-2009 15:07
Reminded me of my great-grandma with those dark teeth.
katy 19-Mar-2009 09:16
Ok new to an island that has beetlenut. I want to try it and have some in my yard. How do I go about taking it out of its shell and what do I do?
inaze 15-May-2008 12:37
beetlenut is also eaten by indians... they have it with the leaf or 'paan'. i'm actually hooked on it. try as i may i cn't seem ta quit. i just have d sliced beetlenut.
P.S. i have perfectly normal teeth!
Dr. Smith 12-Nov-2007 21:28
very interesting.
Guest 26-Oct-2007 21:22
I recall seeing the mamasons with the black teeth, the result of having chewed bettlenut all their lives......this was Saigon, 1972.
Ken Zaret26-Oct-2007 15:26
i guess!!!
Guest 25-Oct-2007 23:57
Very interesting. I remember reading about this practice for the first time in Le Ly Hayslip's book When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace, which was later made into the movie Heaven and Earth. In it, Hayslip describes how her mother blackened her teath and how common that practice was in Vietnam and a lot of other parts of Asia. Here is a little thing I found online about the practice which is kind of interesting
1moremile24-Oct-2006 23:57
I remember those teeth well. From '69 and 70. They didn't change at all.
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