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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

If Ever a Whiz of a Wiz There Was…

posted by on June 13 at 14:47 PM

Mr. Wizard was one.


RIP, Don Herbert.

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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

Posted by Griff | June 13, 2007 2:58 PM

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".

Posted by COMTE | June 13, 2007 2:59 PM

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.

Posted by Enigma | June 13, 2007 3:12 PM

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.

Posted by whowhodilly | June 13, 2007 3:18 PM

Mr Wizard's passing is so much more tragic for American than anything in recent memory.

Posted by Just Me | June 13, 2007 3:27 PM

the best experiments always seemed to include the "punk". i always wanted to light something on fire in the presence of mr. wizard.

Posted by tenspeed | June 13, 2007 3:39 PM

RIP Mr. Wizard. He had such a tremendous impact on my childhood.

Posted by sam | June 13, 2007 5:00 PM

He was a hacker in the truest sense of the word. Word.

Posted by treacle | June 14, 2007 1:16 AM

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