Out of 348 votes, “goodguyseatpie” has won the Mr. Wizard Moment of Science contest with 33% of the votes. He’s going to receive one complete set of Mr. Wizard’s World DVDs, a Skepchick t-shirt, and a handmade necklace from Surlyramics. Congrats! Click below to see his winning entry:
Second place goes to kseleresen, who managed to get 29% of the vote. Because I’m feeling generous, he’ll also get a prize — his very own t-shirt from the Skepchick store! Here’s his entry:
Finally, I want to give special recognition to three other entries: house221b, razela, and deetee09. They may not have won the voting, but they created some excellent videos that amused and enlightened. As the only three ladies in the top ten, I’m going to send each of them a handmade SurlyRamics science necklace. After all, this is Skepchick, plus it’s my contest and I’ll do whatever I want. HA! Check out the photo below for a look at some of the pieces that will be going out to our winners. (All winners will hear from me in the next day or so to nail down info on getting your prizes.)
Thanks again go to Mr. Wizard’s wonderful, loving family for donating the top prize of a full set of Mr. Wizard’s World DVDs. If you have kids, teach a class, or just love seeing cool science experiments, get on over to the Mr. Wizard store and pick up some swag of your own.
I also want to thank Amy at SurlyRamics for going above and beyond the call of science to custom-make awesome necklaces just for this contest. She makes the most amazing pieces of wearable art, and I get complimented nonstop whenever I have one on. If you’d like your own science necklace (or bracelet!), let Amy know!
Finally of course, I’d like to thank everyone who submitted a video and everyone who took the time to vote. You can still see all the entries in this post.
Until next time, here’s to Mr. Wizard.