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May 26, 2005

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"   (book)

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard Feynman was a great scientist, a winner of the Nobel Prize, remembered equally for his laboratory work on liquid helium and his wonderful, unquenchable vitality and sense of humor. His lighthearted approach to life made his lectures a delight and his scientific accomplishments all the more intriguing. Feynman was interested in everything. He painted, traded ideas with Einstein and Bohr, calculated odds with Nick the Greek, accompanied ballet on the bongos. Here is Feynman's astonishing life story -- a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, eternal skepticism, and raging chutzpah.

This book was great. I read it in a couple sittings and enjoyed every story. I think my favorite was the story about how he was the only person with the balls to testify about how the local titty bar was a good thing to have in the community. Amusing reading.

Posted by yargevad at May 26, 2005 12:56 AM

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