MorningScoop: Marshmallow Cannons and Science Fairs

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, Executive Director, Planetary Society, talks with fourteen year old Joey Hudy from Phoenix, Arizona about his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon during a science fair held at the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

A marshmallow cannon? Greatest. Invention. Ever. It sure seems Bill Nye (you know, the Science Guy) thinks so as 14 year-old Joey Hudy shows off his creation during yesterday’s Science Fair at the White House. We can only hope some on the receiving end had a graham cracker and a piece of chocolate to catch the marshmallow blast. Seeing yesterday’s photos and video harkens us back to our science fair project that went so well we decided to pursue a career in writing. We’re sure you math brains in the world of government information technology did better.

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David Stegon and science fairs disagree like two chemicals that don’t like each other. We said he stunk at science. The MorningScoop posts each morning with news from around the federal government. Submit news items to David at Follow him on Twitter (@davidstegon) and check back to for regular updates throughout the day.

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