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Born in 1743, in the small town of Maidstone, England, Robert Cornhole spent his early years as a renegade child. It wasn't until he tripped and fell, knocking out his two front teeth, that he discovered his true calling: science.

By the age of 17, Cornhole had run countless tests on rodents and smaller children on what exactly "teeth" were.
(However, it is important to note that there was no word for "teeth" at that time. Like air, "teeth" were seen as another unimportant part of the body, and therefor it was generally accepted that they were just there, and no other research was needed)
Painfully ridiculed, part because of the lack of his two front teeth and part because of his blatant foolishness to study somebody's mouth, Cornhole hit a low point in his life during his mid-20's.
In 1765, while in a London coffee house, Cornhole met John Priestly, and there they discussed their passions; Cornhole-teeth, Priestly-air.

With a new passion, Cornhole soon finished his studies. Through his friendship with Priestly, he came to meet Benjamin Franklin in his daily coffee shop conversations. With Franklin's help, he coined the term "tooth," roughly translated from common Icelandic phrase "Klettur í munnur," meaning "rock in mouth."

Because of his new friendship with Franklin, Priestly became jealous of Cornhole, and the two soon ended their relationship.

However, personal life aside, both are considered Founding Fathers of Science due to their huge contribution to the modern world.

Ironically, Robert Cornhole passed away in 1799 of malnutrition after losing all of his teeth in a freak corn-husking tournament.

In addition, Priestly nick-named Robert Cornhole "The Tooth Fairy," not only because of his fascination with teeth, but also the fact that Cornhole himself was a flamboyant homosexual.
Robert Cornhole discovered teeth; before that everyone gummed their way through gruel.
by Juote March 06, 2009
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