Fisherman catches woolly mammoth tooth

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The crew of a New Hampshire, USA, fishing boat was dredging for scallops when they pulled up something unexpected: a 12,000-year-old woolly mammoth tooth.

The Portsmouth-based crew, known as the New England Fishmongers, said the 11-inch-long tooth was found off the coast.

Tim Rider, captain and co-owner of the New England Fishmongers, took the 3kg item to the University of New Hampshire, where experts identified it.

Rider said he has decided to auction the tooth on eBay and donate the proceeds to World Central Kitchen, a charity working to provide hot meals to refugees from the violence in Ukraine.

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  1. tooth fairy will give him alot of money after that (the tooth fairy that takes the tooth will probably be a 30 year old man with a mask on his face)

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