Archive for July, 2006

Kemenys Missing = From Alaska to Wyoming

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Kemenys in US

Gens reports that only 25 of the 50 states have any Kemenys in them.  Iowa has the fewest with 1.  But Kemenys appear to be missing entirely from Maine to Vermont, from Washington to Hawaii.  We couldn’t locate any in D.C. either.

Happy Birthday Donot != Mr. Wizard !?

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Mr. Wizard Then and Now

It’s Don Jeffrey Herbert’s (aka Mr. Wizard) birthday today.  He created Watch Mr. Wizard for NBC in 1951 and Mr. Wizard’s World for Nickelodeon in 1983.  One of his early books, Mr. Wizards Experiments for Young Scientists, was illustrated by Dan Noonan, who also helped Walt Kelly illustrating Pogo.  Here Egbert Elephant and his friends celebrate “Donot’s” birthday.

Happy Birthday Donot