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This week a man bit into more than he could chew amid the rice he was eating as part of his inflight meal. The object that caused him such a toothache? A human tooth.

Bradley Button, the passenger in question, admits to not feeling well for the remainder of the flight, which should have been an uneventful hop on the fifth freedom route between Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. I’d certainly be upset (and likely my stomach, too) finding a piece of someone else’s body in my food!

a plate of food on a tray

Singapore hasn’t offered much in terms of compensation for the incident, consisting of a measly $75 good toward duty-free items on Singapore Airlines flights. That’s pretty much just a kick in the teeth. I’d fight tooth and nail for more compensation than that. But at least Singapore reports that they are investigating and not lying through their teeth about the incident.

Singapore is “disappointed” about the incident, and reassures us that all their meals are expected to meet a “consistently high standard.” Let’s hope nothing like this happens again. These puns might be as bad as pulling teeth if you have to endure them a second time.


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