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Teen Solves Pothole Problem with Chicken Feathers

A Canadian high school student’s science fair project will probably fix your city’s streets.

Screencap from the Montreal Gazette video.

David Ballas, 14 years old, hates potholes just like everybody else, but unlike the rest us lousy layabouts, he decided to do something about it. For his science fair project, the Canadian high school student set out to solve the nation’s perennial pothole problem—and the answer he came to was chicken feathers. Ballas’ winning formula was a mixture that comprised of 98 percent asphalt and two percent chicken feathers.

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