Ten fun facts about Bill Nye

Fact 1
He is best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–98).

Fact 2
He is also known for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

Fact 3
Nye began his career in Seattle at Boeing, where, among other things, he starred in training films and developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor still used in the 747.

Fact 4
In 1999 he told the St. Petersburg Times that he applied to be a NASA astronaut every few years, but was always rejected.

Fact 5
Nye has written several books as The Science Guy. In addition to hosting, he was a writer and producer for the show, which was filmed entirely in Seattle.

Fact 6
He played a science teacher in Disney's 1998 TV movie The Principal Takes a Holiday.

Fact 7
In 2004 and 2005, Nye hosted 100 Greatest Discoveries, an award-winning series produced by THINKFilm for The Science Channel and in high definition on the Discovery HD Theater.

Fact 8
Nye has guest-starred in several episodes of the crime drama Numb3rs as an engineering faculty member.

Fact 9
A lecture Nye gave several years ago on exciting children about math was an inspiration for creating Numb3rs.

Fact 10
He has also made guest appearances on the VH1 reality show America's Most Smartest Model.

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Short about Bill Nye
William Sanford "Bill" Nye is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist who began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing