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Judy Lee’s “How to make a blow-up tent”

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When Judy was young, she and her brother, Jerome, used to build all kinds of forts. They would build them in the woods and they’d build them at home. In fact, Jerome is the inventor of the blow-up tent. According to Judy, here’s how you can make your very own:

“Lift up the heating vent grate and tuck one end of the sheet around it.

“Drape the other end onto a stool or something tall and put a heavy book onto it to keep it in place.

“Place books along the sides of the tent to make sure you have a good seal.
“When the heat kicks on, it’ll blow the sheet up and you’ll have a blow up tent!
“We used to build one and sleep in the tent. So cool.”

Take a look:

Okay kids, DO try this at home.

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Joshua Seftel

    Executive Producer Joshua Seftel’s love for science started at a young age. He was a Pre-Medical Sciences major in college, and his first job out of school was as a high school physics teacher. Meanwhile, Josh discovered a passion for filmmaking and made his first documentary, the Emmy-nominated “Lost and Found” (1992), about the plight of Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He hasn’t stopped making films since, including “Taking on the Kennedys” (1996) and “War, Inc” (2008) starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Ben Kingsley. Josh also directed the first season of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and helped develop the Emmy-nominated PBS children’s show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” He has long been committed to public broadcasting and is a frequent contributor to “Nova Science Now.”