President Obama Launches a Marshmallow Cannon
06:38 PM EDT
Who says science can’t be fun?
At today’s White House Science Fair, President Obama got the chance to shoot a marshmallow across the State Dining Room using 14-year-old inventor Joey Hudy’s “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon.” Hudy designed and built the machine, which can launch the fluffy white confections up to 175 feet away using pressurized air.
Check out the video above to watch the President and Joey put the cannon to the test.
For more on the White House Science Fair, see:
- President Obama Hosts the White House Science Fair
- Read about the President’s new initiatives to educate more students in science, math and engineering fields
- Bill Nye, the Science Guy, on the importance of scientists, engineers, and inventors