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Video: Michigan Teen Goes Viral after Catching Apples in Mouth with Teeth

They say an apple a day keeps the dentist away. However, using apples to keep himself out of the dentist chair isn’t a major concern for Michigan college student Daniel Hartman.

Around the world, 60% to 90% of young children, as well as almost 100% of adults, find themselves with dental cavities at some point. For Hartman, cavities aren’t the thing he’s thinking about when it comes to his oral health. You may be wondering what is so great about apples for Hartman, and the answer goes much further than just keeping up-to-date with his health — weirdly strong teeth.

In a viral video, people throw apples toward Hartman and he catches them in his teeth.

The video of the Jackson College student has been liked on Twitter more than 140,000 times and has been retweeted 53,000 times. It shows Hartman stopping around different parts of the college campus and catching the apples in his mouth.

People have been concerned that Hartman may actually be doing more harm than help for his teeth with the apple catching. According to CBS Detroit, Hartman says on his personal Twitter account that catching the apples in his mouth “only hurts when you miss.”


People have also been wondering if his teeth are okay because obviously catching whole apples with your mouth is very risky. But, don’t worry! Hartman’s teeth seem to be staying strong. Casey Kirkbride, the self-proclaimed apple tosser, posted a video that shows Hartman’s teeth actually intact and together.

Hartman’s mother, on the other hand, isn’t too keen on her son catching the flying fruit with his mouth. The college student posted a screenshot of a text from his mom on Twitter that shows her saying “Umm…we kinda paid a lot of money for those teeth!!”

If there are any of you out there who may be interested in trying this trick, be wary. Refinery 29 reports that Hartman says right in his Twitter bio that he is “not accountable for anyone’s apple-related injuries.” So apple tossers, catchers, and would-be viral stars, proceed with caution.

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