Say goodbye to baking soda-and-vinegar volcanoes and Mentos-and-Diet Coke fountains.
A Kentucky 10-year-old aimed a bit higher with his science fair entry: an attempt to prove that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a cheater. Fourth grader Ace Davis named his project "Is Tom Brady a Cheater?" and worked to prove deflated footballs give players an advantage.
As you may recall, Brady and the Patriots were investigated for reportedly deflating footballs in the 2015 AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady was suspended for four games and the team was fined $1 million and forced to surrender two draft picks.
Ace and his family tossed around footballs with various PSIs (pounds-per-square-inch, which is how inflation is measured), discovering the least-inflated football traveled the farthest distance.
Ace's dad, Christopher Davis, said he proposed the project to his son in an attempt to get him excited about the science fair and about school in general. And it worked -- Ace won the science fair and will advance to district next month.
Brady and the Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2.