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Submission + - "Mr. Wizard" dead at 89

linuxwrangler writes: Don Herbert, television's "Mr. Wizard", died this morning of bone cancer. Over the decades, the Peabody Award winning Mr. Wizard introduced several generations to science using basic household items in his demonstrations and encouraging viewers to duplicate the experiments at home. Herbert died at his home. He was 89 years old.

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