Props to the Arizona Science Center – Thanks for the Bed of Nails

You don’t just go to someone and say, “Hey, can I borrow your $45,000 Bed of Nail exhibit. No, seriously, I promise to bring it back.” But that’s exactly what happened… The closing stunt on my last appearance on the Ellen Show was the Bed of Nails. Up to this point, I’ve never really been […]

Back to the Ellen Show – Fire Ball, Toilet Paper and a Bed of Nails

We’re back from another taping at the Ellen DeGeneres Show and we had a blast. I use the pronoun “we” because this taping required a team of people to orchestrate the final stunt… the Bed of Nails. This segment featured the Methane Bubble Fire Ball (always a crowd pleaser), a demonstration of Bernoulli’s Principle with […]

Want to Pull the Pin? Buyers Play with the Mentos Geyser Tube at New York Toy Fair

Just when you think that everyone in the world has seen the Mentos Geyser experiment, you run into a few thousand people attending the New York Toy Fair who are surprised by the reaction. Last Monday I spent the entire day launching off soda geysers in the Be Amazing Toys booth at the Toy Fair. […]

Science Birthday Wish for Ellen DeGeneres

How do you wish Ellen DeGeneres a happy birthday… using a cool science demonstration? The producers from the Ellen DeGeneres Show invited us to come up with a clever way to videotape a birthday wish for today’s show. Ellen turned 51 yesterday and she’s sharing her videotaped birthday wishes from past guests all this week. […]

Growing Bacteria Experiment Helps BJ and Howie from Alice 105.9 Search for “Things” in the Studio

BJ and Howie are familiar voices to morning listeners of Alice 105.9. Whenever their conversation veers off on a science tangent, I know that my phone might ring. Several months ago, Howie was so certain that the studio was infected with mold spores that he paid to have his workplace tested. Any guesses? That’s right… […]