10th Grade Chemistry Project Becomes a Viral Video

Todd Wasserman

Give this kid an "A." Eli Cirino, a 16-year-old high school student submitted the video above for extra credit for his 10th grade chemistry class. The reaction is probably far beyond what he expected.

The They Might Be Giants-like "Good Chemistry" explains chemical bonds via a boy-girl love story, which Cirino wrote, performed and filmed. The animation was created using construction paper. The video got a boost when Cirino's father submitted it on Reddit. Tuesday morning, it was up to 250,000 views on YouTube.

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The video's so catchy that it might be churlish to point out -- as many on Reddit did -- that the melody seems to borrow a bit from Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" a bit. On the other hand, some Redditors gave Cirino props for making the video "pi length" -- 3 minutes and 14 seconds long.

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