Man Loses Fake Tooth During Slingshot Ride in Hilarious Viral Video

Going on a slingshot ride that sends you into the air at intense speeds is nerve-wracking enough, but for James Dunham the experience was worsened when he lost his front tooth in the process. Luckily for the internet, the whole thing was captured on video.

Like all rides on the slingshot, the footage, which can be seen here, was uploaded to the Daytona Slingshot's Facebook page, where customers can watch their experience back after.

After being noticed and posted to TikTok via @jeremycooksr, the clip has amassed over 1.5 million likes since its upload on May 12, five days after it happened.

The viral clip sees the cheer coach screaming alongside one of his cheer team students on the Daytona Beach ride, before his fake front tooth unexpectedly falls out his mouth. Shock visibly sets in to Dunham, who stops screaming or smiling, but not for long.

After a while, he turns to the girl and says, "You wanna hear something really crazy?" Although she says no, he continues: "I have fake teeth and they just flew out when I yelled."

The girl, who is clearly entertained by the situation, begins hysterically laughing when he smiles, showing her his new lack of front teeth. "You don't have teeth?" she asks in between laughs. "No," he says.

She asks the question we're all thinking and says: "Where did it go?"

"Why didn't you take it out before you went," she continues. Dunham reasons: "Because I've never had that happen before."

With partial fake teeth ranging on average between $700 and $3,000 in the U.S., according to Healthline, it became one expensive slingshot ride.

Although most have mistaken the encounter for a date-gone-wrong, Dunham confirmed in a TikTok comment that the whole cheer team were waiting on the ground, along with their parents.

Dunham also confirmed that he has since received a new tooth to replace the lost one. In a TikTok video, he even explains how he managed to lose his own tooth in the first place, saying: "I was in the sixth grade, we were playing basketball at recess and I was running for a loose ball and just got shoved in the back and when I got shoved I went face-first into the bleachers."

Viewers found the clip entertaining and took to the comments to annotate the blunder. "You can see the fear in his face once it happens that he doesn't even care about the ride anymore," wrote one user.

"I witnessed his tooth leave his mouth, then his soul leave through the gap left behind it," added another.

05/16/21 05.05 a.m. ET: This story has been updated to include video link.

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An employee of a park examines the safety lock of two tourists about to ride the slingshot in Kuta on a resort island of Bali on January 7,2009. A man has gone viral after losing his fake tooth on a slingshot ride. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP via Getty Images. Sonny Tumbelaka/Getty Images