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Burrito Blog Rejected By The NSF

Before being rejected by The National Science Foundation, Burrito Blog was courted by this illustrious organization. Yes, Burrito Blog. I am serious. What an honor. But first, background from Wikipedia.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering...such as mathematics, computer science, economics and the social sciences
Plus they give funding to Nova. So what on earth would the NSF want with Burrito Blog? Well, nothing, in the end. But at first, they were interested in some footage of eating contests. From the NSF:
The footage will be used as part of an educational video that will be shown in museums and possibly appear on NSF's website as well. Let us know if you have footage and are interested in letting NSF use it for our video project.
I signed and faxed the forms granting permission to use Burrito Blog's first speed eating contest. It's all yours, NSF. Warn the people of the dangers of amateur speed eating. The rejection:
After consulting with my colleagues we have decided to go with other footage to illustrate the concept for the project.
Perhaps our contest was not dangerous enough. Bummer. Keep up the great work with Nova.

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Monday, February 26, 2007 by Jonah.