1. Bill Nye continued to advocate for science, becoming the CEO of The Planetary Society.
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4. Bill Nye attended Lafayette Elementary School and Alice Deal Junior High before attending Sidwell Friends for high school on a scholarship, graduating in 1973.
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7. Bill Nye applied four times, unsuccessfully, for NASA's astronaut training program.
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8. Bill Nye started doing standup comedy after winning a Steve Martin lookalike contest in 1978.
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9. Bill Nye began moonlighting as a comedian while working at Boeing.
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17. In 2008, Bill Nye hosted Stuff Happens, a short-lived show on the Planet Green network.
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20. On February 28, 2014, Bill Nye was a celebrity guest and interviewer at the White House Student Film Festival.
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24. From 2005 to 2010, Bill Nye was the vice president of the Planetary Society, an organization that advocates space science research and the exploration of other planets, particularly Mars.
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30. In July 2012, Bill Nye supported President Barack Obama's reelection bid.
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31. Bill Nye attended the 2018 State of the Union Address after being invited by Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine.
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32. In July 2018, Bill Nye played for the National League squad at the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
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33. Bill Nye holds three United States patents: one for ballet pointe shoes, one for an educational magnifying glass created by filling a clear plastic bag with water, and one for a device for training an athlete to throw a ball.
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36. Bill Nye received honorary doctorates from Johns Hopkins University in May 2008, and in May 2011 from Willamette University In May 2015, Rutgers University awarded him an honorary doctor of science degree and paid him a $35,000 speaker's fee for presenting the ceremony's keynote address.
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37. Bill Nye received an honorary doctor of pedagogy degree during a commencement ceremony at Lehigh University on May 20, 2013.
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39. In October 2015, Bill Nye was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from Simon Fraser University.
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