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The Late Movies: 6 Important Lessons Learned From Bill Nye

The walls of educational heaven are lined with photos of the best teachers: Miss Frizzle. Mr. Wizard. And Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Nye, who turns 57 years young today, taught children the basics of science on his popular television show. For me, his lessons often stuck more than those I learned in schools. Here, [...]

The Missing Links: Hitler’s Tricky Chocolates

The Thin T-Shirt Material This Batsuit Is Made of Will Surely Protect Me! Because I fully intend to mention Batman as much as possible this week, have a look at this LIFE gallery of behind-the-scenes shots from the set of the 1960s Batman TV show. * When It Comes to Science, Mr. Wizard Doesn’t Play Around Sure, all of [...]

Don’t Get On Mr. Wizard’s Bad Side

(YouTube Link) I have such fond memories of Mr. Wizard’s show from the early 80s that watching this supercut made me want to do a little science fair magic project of my own. And then I realized that Mr. Wizard could be a bit of a condescending jerk at times, and he would’ve made me want to [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alton Brown

If you’re interested in the technical aspects and scientific side of cooking, you’re probably an Alton Brown fan. Let’s take a look at five things you may not know about the former commercial director who became a Food Network star: 1. He Took His Sweet Time Earning his Degree Brown attended the University of Georgia in the [...]