Bad news everyone! It looks like another Farnsworth project just ended in disaster.
But this isn’t Professor Farnsworth from “Futurama,” it’s Conrad Farnsworth, an 18-year-old high school senior from Wyoming.
Farnsworth went above and beyond the usual baking soda volcano and built a working nuclear fusion reactor for the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix. Unfortunately, he not only didn’t win, he was disqualified. The problem wasn’t that he built a freakin’ nuclear reactor. Boy genius hit a technicality: They said he’d competed in too many science fairs.
Way to encourage science and creativity, Wyoming. You know, it’s probably not a good idea to get on the wrong side of a kid who can build a nuclear fusion reactor out of their garage.
Farnsworth’s one of only about 15 high school students in the world to build a nuclear fusion reactor. It’s no wonder he’s disappointed in the science fair’s bureaucratic reaction. He responded to the disqualification by calling it “silly” and will no doubt get his revenge. Just as soon as he finishes college.