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VIDEO: Can a NASA engineer build a squirrel proof bird feeder?

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From the guy who brought you the glitter bomb for Amazon porch pirates comes the perfect squirrel proof bird feeder. At least, that’s what former NASA mechanical engineer Mark Rober thinks he can build after his adventures in birdwatching are sabotaged by neighborhood squirrels.

Okay, let’s be real. There is no such thing as a squirrel proof bird feeder. This is more of an obstacle course for ninja warrior squirrels.

Which is, of course, all squirrels.

Kick back with your spouse and kids and enjoy.

By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.