The Ellen Show

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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…
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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…
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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…
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Spangler Science Videos - The Editor's Top Picks for Best of 2008

There's only one problem with these "best of" video lists... someone has to actually sort through all of the videos and come up with a list! Props to our genius video editor, Bradley Mayhew, for all of his editing magic in 2008. When the year…
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What Really Happens at the Ellen Show

If you're a fan of the Ellen Show, you know that the show recently moved to a new set on the Warner Bros Studio lot. The new studio is huge... great for exploding clouds of liquid nitrogen! Watch the video, but keep reading to learn what happens…
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Potatoes, Diapers and Fire Water on the Ellen Show

If you couldn't get enough of flying potatoes the first time, the nice people at the Ellen Show are rerunning the show that originally aired on April 15, 2008. The featured experiments include the Baby Diaper Secret, Fire Water and several…
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Back from Ellen - Covered in Cornstarch!

We just returned from taping the Ellen Show and we had a blast. As always, Ellen and her staff treated our entire team (four of us traveled to Burbank, CA in order to pull off the cornstarch demo) wonderfully. There are lots of pictures to…
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More Science on the Ellen Show - Coming February 13, 2008

According to her producers, Ellen DeGeneres is still wild about science... and she wants to know what I might have up my sleeve for February 13th. During the first visit, Ellen changed her voice, triggered a eruption of oxygen bubbles and shot…
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Ellen is Wild About Science!

VIDEO: Watch Steve on the Ellen Show Experiments Steve did on Ellen - Elephant's Toothpaste | Smoke Rings | Anti-Helium Let's just say it's all kind of a blur... three experiments, lots of laughs and an invitation to come back. I…
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Ellen DeGeneres Wants Giant Smoke Rings!

It's official... I'm flying out to be a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show next week. Back in April of 2006 when a producer on the show originally contacted our office, I asked for your suggestions on experiments to do with Ellen. Lots of people…