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Bill Nye wrote a poem about a dodecahedron for the White House

Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Vox's Future Perfect section and has worked at Vox since 2014. He is particularly interested in global health and pandemic prevention, anti-poverty efforts, economic policy and theory, and conflicts about the right way to do philanthropy.

In an innovative use of the Freedom of Information Act, BuzzFeed's Jacob Fischler has retrieved 122 pages of emails exchanged between Bill Nye the Science Guy, his assistant Christine Sposari, and Phil Larson, an adviser in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Far and away the best find was a 2012 holiday greeting in which Nye wrote Larson a poem:


(Jacob Fischler/BuzzFeed)

The dodecahedron mentioned in the poem is this cut-out Christmas ornament:


(Jacob Fischler/BuzzFeed)

Nye campaigned on behalf of President Obama's reelection campaign in 2012, so his closeness with the administration isn't especially surprising. But that poem is really unexpectedly delightful.

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