76 Facts About Bill Nye

1. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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2. Bill Nye should change his nickname to the "Not Helping Guy.

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3. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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4. Bill Nye should change his nickname to the "Not Helping Guy.

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5. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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6. Bill Nye should change his nickname to the "Not Helping Guy.

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7. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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8. Bill Nye should change his nickname to the "Not Helping Guy.

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9. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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10. Bill Nye should change his nickname to the "Not Helping Guy.

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11. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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12. Bill Nye should change his nickname to the "Not Helping Guy.

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13. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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14. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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15. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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16. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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17. Bill Nye stops by to celebrate the end of the US Government's partial shutdown, and we've got five more blu-ray copies of First Man to give away when Bruce tells us What's Up.

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18. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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19. Bill Nye got the title as Dr Emmet Brown's assistant in 1991 till 1993.

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20. Bill Nye was born in Washington DC on 27 November 1955.

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21. Bill Nye is famous as the American comedian, science educator, writer, actor, TV host, and actor.

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22. Bill Nye pops up around minute one in pop-punk duo Palmdale's music video for "Here Comes the Summer.

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23. Bill Nye has lived in Los Angeles since 2006, and married Blair Tindall on February of the same year.

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24. Bill Nye holds several US patents which include ballet pointe shoes and an educational magnifying glass which can be created by filling a plastic bag with some water.

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25. In 2006, Bill Nye was a supporter of Pluto's reclassification from being a planet to a dwarf planet.

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26. In 2005, Bill Nye became The Planetary Society's vice president, and this society advocated space research especially on other planets—Mars in particular.

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27. Bill Nye left his engineering position in 1986 to concentrate on his entertainment career.

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28. Bill Nye is a comedian, actor, scientist, and a writer.

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29. In 2008, Bill Nye was winning: Solar panels and various home upgrades meant his house put more energy back into his local power grid than it took out.

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30. Bill Nye was part of a team that designed the MarsDial, a tool installed on the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity rovers that helps calibrate color in photos taken of the planet from inside its thinner, different-colored atmosphere.

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31. Bill Nye became a member of The Planetary Society, an organization dedicated to extraterrestrial exploration that was co-founded by Sagan in 1980.

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32. In 2012 Bill Nye made headlines after speaking out against the denial of evolution.

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33. In 2013 Bill Nye took on a different type of television role.

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34. Bill Nye got his start in comedy after winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, and went on to work as an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night.

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35. Bill Nye developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor that is still used in the Boeing 747.

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36. Bill Nye was awarded an honorary doctorate by Johns Hopkins University in May 2008.

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37. Bill Nye holds a design patent for a digital abacus.

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38. Bill Nye became the organization's second Executive Director in September 2010 when Louis Friedman stepped down.

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39. 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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40. Bill Nye was the subject of a 2017 biographical documentary film, entitled Bill Nye: Science Guy, directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg.

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41. Bill Nye guest-starred in several episodes of the crime drama Numb3rs as an engineering faculty member.

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42. Bill Nye was host of an eight-part Discovery Channel series called Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye.

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43. Bill Nye participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and would volunteer at the Pacific Science Center on weekends, as a "Science Explainer".

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44. Bill Nye began moonlighting as a comedian, while still holding his day job as a mechanical engineer at Boeing.

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45. Bill Nye applied four times for NASA's astronaut training program, but was always rejected.

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46. Bill Nye graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering in 1977.

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47. Bill Nye starred in a documentary about his life and science advocacy titled Bill Nye: Science Guy, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2017, and, in October 2017, was chosen a NYT Critic's Pick.

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48. Bill Nye has made frequent media appearances, including on Dancing with the Stars, The Big Bang Theory and Inside Amy Schumer.

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49. Bill Nye has written two best-selling books on science, including Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation in 2014 and Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World in 2015.

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50. Bill Nye aspired to become the next Mr Wizard and with the help of several producers successfully pitched the children's television program Bill Nye the Science Guy to KCTS-TV, channel 9, Seattle's public television station.

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51. Bill Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes.

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52. Donald Trump is no more a Christian than Bill Nye is a scientist.

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53. Bill Nye is back once again! Mr Nye already checked out the first two Nintendo Labo kits, and now he's spending some time with the most recent package, the Vehicle Kit.

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54. In October 2015, Bill Nye was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from Simon Fraser University.

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55. Bill Nye received the 2010 Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association.

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56. In May 2011, Bill Nye received an honorary doctor of science degree 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 his participation as the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

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57. In May 1999, Bill Nye was the commencement speaker at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree.

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58. Bill Nye attended the 2018 State of the Union Address after being invited by Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine.

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59. Bill Nye frequently consulted with Obama on science matters during his presidency, and famously took a selfie with him and Neil deGrasse Tyson at the White House.

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60. Bill Nye has several residences, living both in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles and New York City.

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61. Bill Nye was a contestant in the season 17 of Dancing with the Stars in 2013, partnered with new professional dancer Tyne Stecklein.

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62. Bill Nye holds three United States patents, including one for ballet pointe shoes, one for an educational magnifying glass created by filling a clear plastic bag with water.

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63. In a radio interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye stated "there's no difference between allergies among GMO eaters and non-GMO eaters.

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64. In March 2015, Bill Nye announced he changed his mind and now supports GMOs.

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65. In February 2014, Bill Nye debated creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum on the topic of whether creation is a viable model of origins in today's modern, scientific era.

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66. Bill Nye appeared in the 2016 documentary, Food Evolution directed by Academy Award nominated director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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67. Bill Nye was honorary co-chair of the inaugural March for Science on April 22, 2017.

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68. On February 28, 2014, Bill Nye was a celebrity guest and interviewer at the White House Student Film Festival.

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69. Bill Nye joined the American Optometric Association in a multimedia advertising campaign to persuade parents to get their children comprehensive eye examinations.

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70. Bill Nye recorded a short YouTube video advocating clean-energy climate-change legislation on behalf of Al Gore's Repower America campaign in October 2009.

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71. In November 2008, Bill Nye appeared in an acting role as himself in the fifth-season episode "Brain Storm" of Stargate Atlantis alongside fellow television personality and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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72. Even though Bill Nye had become a regular on Almost Live!, he was only doing freelance work for the program.

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73. Bill Nye quit his job at Boeing on October 3, 1986 to focus on his burgeoning comedy career.

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74. Bill Nye started doing standup comedy after winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest in 1978.

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75. Bill Nye moved to Ithaca, New York to attend Cornell University and study at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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76. Bill Nye attended Lafayette Elementary School and Alice Deal Junior High before attending Sidwell Friends for high school on a scholarship in 1973.

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