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Kid Proves The Tooth Fairy Isn't Real With Some Very Clever Detective Work

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Oct. 31 2018, Updated 12:33 p.m. ET

Do you remember when you figured out the Tooth Fairy wasn't real? I'm sorry if it just happened when you read that opening sentence. It's true, the Tooth Fairy isn't real. It's just a fun way for adults to buy children's teeth. Being a parent is hard, you gotta get your kicks where you can. Like these parents who used the tooth fairy to teach their son a lesson about dental hygiene — and actually withheld payment until his next tooth fell out in better "condition." 

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But then you have kids who like to ruin all the fun by being too smart for their own good. Twitter user @RogueDadMD announced to his followers that his 9-year-old son had ruined his fun by figuring out the lie through some incredible deductive reasoning:

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This kid is a little Sherlock Holmes, but for dentistry.

Some people wanted to know why they didn't cover their lie with more lies, but they cracked under pressure:

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And a few people had questions about how the kid got away with this tooth hiding:

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There's other tests ahead for our detective. For example, can he keep a secret?

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Naturally, the kid has already made some mental leaps with this discovery:

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Whoa, this is getting deep. And an interesting study into "ruining stuff" traditions:

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There were a few people who disagreed with the kid's scientific methods. They didn't go far enough:

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Then someone pointed out this is exactly what scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson encouraged his kid to do to uncover the mystery of the Tooth Fairy—test your subjects.

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A deduction worthy of a world-renowned scientist. But you forgot one thing kid.

Now that you know there's no Tooth Fairy, you don't get the $$$.

A real genius would have kept milking his parents for cash until all their baby teeth were good and gone. 

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