Quick photo with Dom & Jane

Got a call from the producers at MIX 100.3 in Denver for the Dom & Jane Show. These local radio celebrities are always up for something new… and it was my job this morning to come up with a few science experiments that would play well on the radio. What could be better than changing the sound of your voice with the heavy gas – sulfur hexafluoride? I was even able to sneak a balloon of SF6 gas to the traffic reporter. The report on southbound traffic on I-25 never sounded so weird. When we came back from break, it was time to play with some explosive hydrogen gas and a can of Pringles potato chips. In just a few seconds, the studio audience enjoyed a shower of chips. Dom calls it… getting your nerd on… but I like to think of it as another way to share our passion for making science fun.

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Studio audience discovers exploding Pringles

Studio audience discovers exploding Pringles

Dom say, "Get your nerd on!"

Dom say, “Get your nerd on!”

Jane breathing heavy gas

Jane breathing heavy gas

Trying to do radio with explosions in the background

Trying to do radio with explosions in the background

Helium or SF6?

Helium or SF6?

Soapy water and hydrogen bubbles

Soapy water and hydrogen bubbles

Who wants to make fire?

Who wants to make fire?

Big, deep breath, Dom

Big, deep breath, Dom

Quick photo with Dom & Jane

Quick photo with Dom & Jane

The balloon feels heavy

The balloon feels heavy

 

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