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Published on Sep 3, 2009
Some things in this world just dont mix... dogs and cats, oil and water, needles and balloons. Everyone knows that a balloons worst fear is a sharp object... even a sharpened, wooden cooking skewer. With a little scientific knowledge about balloons under your belt, you'll be able to perform a seemingly impossible task... pierce a balloon with a wooden skewer without popping it. Piercing takes on a whole new meaning!
Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. Spangler is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in. Spangler is the founder of www.SteveSpanglerScience.com, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler's popular science experiment archive and video collection. Spangler is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Denver 9 News where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme. For teachers, parents or DIY Science ideas – check out other sources of learning: