On Christmas day, a skeptical 10-year-old girl from Cumberland, Rhode Island collected DNA evidence to prove whether or not Santa is real.
She sent the partially eaten cookie and chewed-on carrot sticks that were left at her house to the Cumberland Police Department, who then forwarded the evidence to the Department of Health-Forensic Sciences unit for analysis.
I've heard of kids doing all sorts of crazy things to get the truth out of their parents on this subject, but this may be the first DNA test that's been done on Santa.
After the Governor put in a good word for the girl's request, the Rhode Island Department of Health tweeted out the results,
Though they "couldn't" identify "Santa's" DNA, they did offer the 10-year-old a future job, which is honestly the gift that keeps on giving.
We all agree that something magical may be at play, so we encourage you to remain curious and look forward to seeing your application to the Rhode Island Department of Health's State Health Laboratories some day in the future so that you might be able to help us solve this case and others.
Here's a local news report on this adorable situation: