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Dentist who rode hoverboard while pulling tooth faces patient in court

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A man tests out a Hovertrax hoverboard produced by Razor at the International Toy Fair 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, 01 January 2017.

Enlarge / A man tests out a Hovertrax hoverboard produced by Razor at the International Toy Fair 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, 01 January 2017. (credit: Getty | picture alliance)

An Alaskan dentist accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid and needlessly sedating patients was also found to have pulled a patient’s tooth while riding on a wheeled "hoverboard" scooter.

Dentist Seth Lookhart had the July 2016 hoverboard operation captured on video, which he shared with several people. He joked over text that it was a “new standard of care,” according to a lawsuit filed by the state of Alaska in 2017.

The footage—played in court last week and broadcast by Anchorage’s KTUU-TV—shows Lookhart standing over a sedated patient, swaying slightly on his hoverboard while extracting a tooth. Once done, he rolls out of the room, strips off his gloves, tosses them, and triumphantly throws both hands in the air as he zooms away down a hallway.

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'Perfect' Scotch whisky collection could be worth £8m

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Nearly 4,000 bottles of rare whisky owned by a US businessman will go on sale in an online auction next year.
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The full trailer for Disney’s live-action Mulan is here, and it’s breathtaking

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Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei stars in Disney's live-action Mulan.

Disney has released the full trailer for Mulan, the studio's live-action remake of its own 1998 animated film. When the first teaser dropped in July, I noted that, while I'm not a huge fan of Disney's live-action remakes, "this is an effective, sumptuously eye-catching teaser for Mulan." This latest trailer cements that assessment. It looks gorgeous, very much in the style of a period war drama, and its rumored $300 million production budget shows in every breathtaking shot.

Both films are based on the Chinese legend "The Ballad of Hua Mulan," which tells the story of a young woman in the Northern Wei era (spanning 386-536 CE) who takes her father's place when each family is required to provide one male to serve in the emperor's army. In this version, Hua Mulan is already a well-trained fighter, and she serves for 12 years, with none of her fellow soldiers ever suspecting her true gender.

Disney's animated film broadly followed the traditional storyline, except Mulan is not well-trained when she first runs away. The film also added a love interest, a goofy dragon representative of the family ancestors named Mushu (hilariously voiced by Eddie Murphy), and a catchy original soundtrack. Mulan was released to critical acclaim, grossing $304 million worldwide and earning Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. In other words, while it didn't exactly set the box office on fire, it was popular enough to merit a spot on the roster of Disney's ongoing live-action remakes.

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Rocketman star Taron Egerton credits Wales with love of singing

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After his Grammy nomination, Aberystwyth's Taron Egerton reflects on performing as Sir Elton John.
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‘It Just Isn’t Working’: Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Reform

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An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.

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$5 off $20 select Amazon Books $15

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$5 off $20 select Amazon Books $15

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