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John Oliver shares his love for the salmon cannon with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and more

Quite literally


Sarah Gray
November 10, 2014 8:04PM (UTC)

On Sunday night, the finale of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver shared his adoration for a little invention called the salmon cannon.

The cannon helps salmon overcome hydroelectric damns and other obstacles that would keep it from swimming upstream to spawn.

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Oliver is thrilled by this invention. So excited, in fact, that he procures his own salmon cannon to test the limits of blasting fishy projectiles -- sharing his love for the cannon with Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and more. Watch below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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