"The Secret Service is going to be mad at me about this." And with due cause, Mr. President, for we're pretty sure projectile weapons are prohibited in the State Dining Room of the White House. Nonetheless, an exception was made yesterday as President Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair, where he surveyed more than 30 student projects, cracked jokes with youngsters and the press, and--most notably--participated in a demo of 14-year-old Joey Hudy's "Extreme Marshmallow Cannon." Which is exactly what it sounds like.
For his part, Obama got a schooling from the young Hudy on exactly how to put together a pneumatic cannon. And the President contributed a little elbow grease himself, using a bicycle pump to prime the long-range snack delivery system (LSDS). See it all unfold, including the climactic marshmallow blast, below.
For the first time, President Obama shows intellectual curiosity about anything.
I'm sorry John, but there's no cure for your stupidity.
I am sorry Cookie, but there is no cure for your cluelessness.
I love this pic.
Look at the facial expressions, its like they swapped bodies for that moment.
LOL @ the political argument starting so soon. guys i personally dislike Bush as president but hey theirs a time for politics and a time for play.
"religion is like a prison for the seekers of wisdom"
They should remake Revenge of the Nerds based on this kid.
I'm not a big fan of politicians on either side of the aisle. But it makes me happy to see these young innovators being promoted at the WH.
If we are going to have winners of sports teams and entertainers there. We can surely make time for the people that are going to actually make a difference in our world.
What the heck, we just finished making one of these in science club and we sure as heck didn't get to meet the president?
He maybe should have consulted with the ATF. I think he violated a few laws here.
Sorry John there is no cure for being stupid and clueless. This article was about the white house science fair which would continue through future administrations.
Your pointless political digging is what's wrong with this country. Just look at the controversy surrounding the Clint Eastwood Superbowl commercial. I mean really?
Haha alright Auroria that's why you don't try to read between the lines so much. I see this article as "The 2nd annual white house science fair". Science related. Nothing more. So what the President sponsors the fair? Is the end result of helping young minds not worth it? I guess anything with Obama means Popsci should ignore it then. (that makes sense)
Is everything "good" a president does have to have a political agenda? Not for the sake of the country? Maybe it does have an agenda? If that's the case that still proves my point. Both parties look toward surviving future elections rather than doing anything or fight the others views because of a set of political beliefs rather than what makes sense. Same goes for "Democrats" and "Republicans" why isn't everyone undecided from the get go?
I'm not going to let people like you jade my view of everything in the world. Being cynical about every mention of Obama doesn't help either. In short, I don't give a crap about what you think since your party winning seems to be the most important to you.
We should mount these on drones!!
-Spouting a fountain of nonsense since 1995-
What is amazing about the video is that the President apparently spoke to the Science Fair participants without the aid of a teleprompter.
For him, that would be a first!
Another first for President Obama. He is the first president to show an interest in science. Vote Obama in 2012 and keep our science alive.
I heard President Obama tell one of the Secret Service Agents to get over there and see if he could catch it in his mouth, and the Agent said, "No way! That marshmallow looks like it was just toasted and it could still be hot." and then they all hollowed for the Firstlady; since she is already hot, she probably wouldn't notice.
"Another first for President Obama. He is the first president to show an interest in science. Vote Obama in 2012 and keep our science alive."
Two things about this clueless comment:
1. Wasn't President Carter a nuclear physicist?
2. Didn't Obama just shut down our Space Program (NASA)?
I didn't vote for Obama in '08 and I won't vote for him this year but stop hating on the guy for doing something good. No matter what he does, some people just dump all over him. I personally can't wait to vote him out of office but I don't wish him or his family ill and not everything he did was bad. Seeing the world in only black and white, you may as well be blind.
Anyone see Obama's FACE its priceless. HAHA nice marshmallow gun