Saturday, April 29, 2006
the pleasure of finding things out

Excellent short 40 min documentary interview with Dr. RP Feynman- one of the greatest physicist of our times. Would that he had not wasted his life with Nobel prizes and reinventing how we see the universe, he would have made a great planner (or creative generalist)

A few choice items from his CV :

In Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, he gives advice on the best way to pick up a girl in a hostess bar and drew artwork for a massage parlor. He used a nude/topless bar as an office away from the office, making sketches or writing physics equations on paper placemats.

Feynman was requested to serve on the presidential Rogers Commission which investigated the Challenger disaster of 1986. - and he worked out why of course.

He was a mean bongo player, notorious practical joker, and decipherer of Mayan hieroglyphics