Thursday, June 14, 2007

RIP Mr. Wizard

Just read this article which made me sad. I still have fond memories of watching Mr. Wizard’s World on Nickelodeon every afternoon when I was young (and Nick had a lot more quality children’s programming).

The show was simplistic but still really cool as it used great chemistry and physics experiments to teach science in a fun way, at least for my 5-10 year old self. My interest in becoming a scienctist honestly lasted about as long as the show did, but I still thank him for the fondness he gave me to science as a whole, even if it was never my favorite subject as I moved more towards writing.

Don Herbert did the Mr. Wizard thing for nearly 40 years, so hopefully his legacy will at least be remembered. I know I will.

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