Wednesday, June 13, 2007


RIP Mr. Wizard

Don Hebert, aka Mr. Wizard, lost his battle against multiple myeloma, whic is literally an "oma," or tumor, involving the "myelo," or blood-producing cells in the bone marrow, according to the International Myeloma Foundation.

Mr. Wizard had a popular science show in the 50's and 60's and again on Nickelodeon from 1983 to 1990. He inspired millions of kids to question and think for themselves. I specifically remember him cooking an egg outside using only the power of the sun and taught me how to put my head through a business card. The first exposure to scientific thinking came courtesy of Mr. Wizard and I haven't looked back since. I constantly crave to know why and how things work. More recently Bill Nye and Beakman's World have carried on Mr. Wizards tradition of inspiring children to learn about their world and how it works.

Thank you Don Hebert for your years of service to the scientific community. You will be truly missed.

Mr. Wizard Studios

LA Times article on Don Hebert

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