Mr.Wizard's World

Season 1 Episode 9

Episode 9

Aired Unknown Feb 18, 1984 on Nickelodeon
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Episode 9
RADIO CONTROLLED PLANE - Mr. Wizard shows Jason how to fly his radio-controlled model airplane. SQUARE ON BALLOON - Mr. Wizard shows Angela how inflating and deflating the balloon changes the legibility of images on it’s surface. ARMADILLO PATIENT - The armadillo is one of the very few known animals that can become infected with leprosy. Dr. Eleanor Stores investigates how to fight leprosy in the armored tanks of the animal world — the armadillo. FOLDED PAPER FLIPS - Mr. Wizard shows Nicola a piece of paper with an arrow pointing up drawn on it. He shows her a trick way to fold the paper that turns the arrow down. VECTREX DRAWING - Mr. Wizard explains that behind the computer monitor screen an electron beam moves back and forth very quickly to sense where the light pen is and recording its position that resembles drawing a line. OLDEST LIVING THING - As you drive through California’s Mojave Desert, you see creosote bushes. Dr. Frank Vasek, a botanist, carefully measured the probable age of one such bush and found it to be almost 1,200 years old. The oldest living thing on earth — a creosote bush. TOUCH - Mr. Wizard explains to Stacey through the use of pins, just how sensitive the human body is to touch. SECRET INKS - Mr. Wizard shows Eugene how liquids such as orange and grapefruit juice, milk, and sugar water can be used as secret inks. FIREPROOF MONEY - Mr. Wizard shows Arlette play money that supposedly will not burn. Arlette doubts it. Watch Mr. Wizard prove paper money won’t burn under a match flame.moreless

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