Remembering Don Herbert

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    When I was a kid, Science was "my thing". Thus, "Mr. Wizard", which began I think in 1951, when I was 9, fit in perfectly with my early interests. I loved that show.

    This was the kind of stuff which fascinated me (and may have led indirectly to my 8th. grade accident while mixing blasting powder):
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    But there was always high-voltage experimentation, which held me spellbound:
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    And, acoustics and radio:
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    Chemistry, of course!
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    I think the ease with which Physics, Chemistry, and even Math in high school came to me was likely due in large part to the guy's influence upon an easily-influenced young mind.......
    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Herbert

    Frank
     
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    I, too, was a big fan of Mr. Wizard when I was young. My mother encouraged my scientific curiosity by enrolling me in a science subscription that gave me one category of science to explore every month. It was great. I was more careful than you, @Frank Sanoica, as I din't cause any accidental explosions (mine were all outside), but I did set my mother's dryer top aflame on a number of occasions.
     
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    Science was my worst subject, why I quit high school, why I'm so thick today, and why I can't carry a tune or play an instrument. Doomed to watch others or listen to someone else like this guy, singing his heart out. I think he flunked science too.

     
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    G-o-od to the l-a-st....dr-o-p!;)
     
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