Now I know from his pronouncements that our President is not exactly scientifically literate, but here he is attempting to get a coveted Darwin award, presumably in the company of people who ARE scientifically literate and understand a modicum about lab safety.
I hope the jar just had water in it but this image certainly is not promoting laboratory safety!
By the way I tracked this down since I thought that maybe this is one of those Urban Legend type things but the incident indeed did happen on a recent Bush visit to Novozymes .
So you might hurry on over to the Novozyme web site and see the video of his visit before the company realizes that the video is maybe not the best thing for potential investors to see.
Tip of the antennae to Matt at the Behavioral Ecology Blog for this gem.