TIL that Bill Nye’s stage name originated when he corrected John Keister’s pronunciation of “gigawatt”. Keister’s response was “Who do you think you are–Bill Nye the Science Guy?”

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  1. The reason why he was talking to John Keister in the first place was because he was on *Almost Live!* as a part of his brief comedy career. This comedy career started in 1978 after he won a Steve Martin lookalike contest.

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