Not Your Ordinary Book Signing – Science Enthusiasts Visit Tattered Cover

Contributed by Susan Wells

A fun and electrifying night full of science demos and sticky soda awaited guests at Steve Spangler’s book signing at the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch Thursday. Steve was there to sign his new book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments that Make Science Fun.

This was not your usual book signing. The Tattered Cover is used to authors quietly reading from their book before a signing. They weren’t ready for Steve Spangler and his Science Crew.

Steve brought along several members of his staff who helped perform demos and entertain while people waited in line for Steve’s autograph.

Guests were greeted in the parking lot with Steve’s signature experiment – Mentos and Diet Coke geysers. Steve began the Internet sensation in 2005 on the NBC affiliate in Denver when he soaked news anchor Kim Christiansen. Some lucky bystanders pulled the cords and ran away from the sticky spray. This obviously had to be done in the parking lot – soda and books do NOT mix.

Steve Spangler's grand entrance into the Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes book signing at Tattered Cover Highlands RanchInside, guests learned about the properties of liquid nitrogen, played with Airzookas and Wonder Fly Static Generator Sticks.

Instead of sitting quietly and reading from his book, Steve made the Tattered Cover people nervous by blowing rolls of toilet paper over excited children and shooting potato launchers and then giant smoke rings. After, Steve signed his book for fans.

We want to thank everyone who came and joined in the fun and learning. We all love meeting the people who use Steve’s experiments and science toys in their classrooms and homes. And to everyone who missed all the fun – it’s not too late to purchase the new book – just visit the Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes page to order your copy.

3 replies
  1. Barb Tracy
    Barb Tracy says:

    Thanks, Steve, for a fun time at the Highland Ranch Tattered Cover. I am anxious to hear about your schedule for similar up-coming events. Thanks!

  2. Teresa Albin-Davis
    Teresa Albin-Davis says:

    OMG, so much fun. I am 52 and my younger daughter is 10 and we both had a blast! We plan to take the teaching class together and then I will be HER assistant as we travel to Oncology Centers to cheer up cancer patients. Bought one book for her and one for her school and may get more as birthday gifts. You won’t believe how easy, fun and amazing these experiments are to perform.


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