It's a sad day for the world of science. The L.A. Times is reporting that Mr. Wizard has passed away. I hadn't thought about him in years and then mentioned him in a post about the Mythbusters two days ago. Not a happy coincidence. Having lived to 89 and probably done more to inspire young scientists than just about any other individual, I think it's safe to say he had a good life. Everyone should do a kitchen-sink science experiment this weekend to pay respects.