A 10-year-old boy from Kentucky decided to make his science project one to remember.
And in America that often means invoking celebrity or pointing the way to newfound riches.
So young Ace Davis decided to submit a project demonstrating that deflated footballs provide an edge, titling his effort, "Is Tom Brady a Cheater?", referencing the famed New England quarterback accused of using deflated footballs during a conference championship game to power his team to a Super Bowl appearance.
The scandal, known as Deflategate, cost Brady a four-game suspension and his team a $1 million fine.