President Obama tests a marshmallow canon at the White House (Video)

By on Feb 8, 2012 in Education, Science, United States Comments

US President Barack Obama tested a marshmallow canon inside the White House, as shown in the video below, as part of the 2012 White House Science Fair, presented by young students from different schools across the country.

US President Barack Obama looks on, as
8th grader Joey Hudy prepares for the
marshmallow canon launch

Image Credit: White House video

As noted at on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, President Obama hosted that day the second annual White House Science Fair where more than 100 young students presented their research and invention.

According to the report, the US commander-in-chief talked with the students, the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country, as they explained their projects and inventions.

Apparently, the president got curious to one of them, 8th grader named Joey Hudy from Phoenix, Arizona, whose invention was called the “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon” which he designed and build, as the press looks on and taking photos and videos.

President Obama asked the 14-year old boy if his invention is fully operational, which he said could launch a marshmallow up to 175 feet away using a pressurized air, and requested him to test the machine, which is across the State Dining Room.

Later, the president helped Joey in pumping the compressor to reach the right air pressure level and joked “The Secret Service is going to be mad at me about this,” before launching the marshmallow cannon.

Nevertheless, Mr. Obama made a speech addressing the students, parents, and teachers present that time and announced several new incentives to increase the number of students studying STEM subjects, as well as his plans on undergraduates on this education system.

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