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Erica C. Barnett
on June 13 at
Mr. Wizard was one.
RIP, Don Herbert.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are making some of the cool experiments from his book... mothball crystals inside a glass jar comes to mind.
RIP Mr. Wizard
Dang, I was just writing up a post on the Late Mr. Herbert for my blog.
Given Monday's post re: how many Americans don't believe in Evolution, and today's post about how many people can't freaking remember when 911 occured, it sure seems like we could use another Mr. Wizard around to explain things in terms even a six year-old can understand.
Either that, or I need to get cable, so I can watch "Mythbusters".
Mr. Wizard was a great American. I remember watching him on Saturday mornings on Nickelodeon, then getting the kitchen dirty Saturday afternoon.
RIP Mr. Wizard.
I remember when he dropped two different sized balls at the same time from the top of the Space Needle to see which one landed first.
Mr Wizard's passing is so much more tragic for American than anything in recent memory.
the best experiments always seemed to include the "punk". i always wanted to light something on fire in the presence of mr. wizard.
RIP Mr. Wizard. He had such a tremendous impact on my childhood.
He was a hacker in the truest sense of the word. Word.
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