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Don Herbert
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TV Personality
    (July 10, 1917-June 12, 2007)
    Born in Waconia, Minnesota
    Hosted the shows 'Watch Mr. Wizard' (NBC, 1951-65) and 'Mr. Wizard's World' (Nickelodeon, 1983-90)
    He said of his child assistants, 'Once they got beyond 13, they became know-it-alls.'
    He said he never used his own kids on his show 'Because then I couldn't fire them.'
    He sold a 'Mr. Wizard Ecology Kit' that encouraged kids to root through the trash to take mold and bacteria cultures.
    'Mr. Wizard's World' was produced in Canada and used metric units which may have confused American viewers who wanted to replicate his experiments.
    He was parodied as 'Ask Dr. Stupid' in 'Ren and Stimpy' and 'Ask Mr. Lizard' in 'Dinosaurs.'
    As a bomber pilot during World War II, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.
    He was a guest on the first episode of 'Late Night with David Letterman.'
    He won a Peabody Award and the Robert A. Millikan Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.
    George Tressel of the National Science Foundation said, 'Don has been responsible for more people going into the sciences than any other single person in this country.'

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    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 15.38% Annoying
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    In 2007, Out of 708 Votes: 43.79% Annoying
 
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