Bill Nye wasn't always The Science Guy. His story makes me like him even more.

Few of us know Bill Nye as anything other than The Science Guy. But there was a time when he was *GASP* just regular ol' Bill. So what's his story?

Bill Nye has loved science for as long as he can remember. As a kid, he was always curious. He "thought bicycles were just the coolest thing. Bicycles and airplanes, come on." So he decided he wanted to become a mechanical engineer.


How'd he get from mechanical engineer to kids-show host? Get this: Just after college, Bill Nye won a Steve Martin look-alike contest in Seattle. Yep, a look-alike contest. After that, people started asking him to "be" Steve Martin at parties. And once he got that taste of comedy, he was hooked.

There ya have it: a love of science + a love of comedy = Bill Nye the Science Guy. But hey, here's another thing you may not have known. Not only was the TV show entertaining and informative, but it also had a fantastic objective.

These days, Bill Nye gets tons of people coming up to him saying things like, "The reason I'm a physician, the reason I'm an orthopedic surgeon, the reason I'm a chemical engineer, is because [I] watched the show." That is pretty darn awesome.

Want to hear Bill Nye tell his story? Check out the video below:

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