Interesting Facts about Richard Feynmann (1 Viewer)

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Mk

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Interesting guy, what do YOU know?
 
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I'm currently reading "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" I love the book. I love the guy. One of the greatest men to ever walk this earth.
 
He conducted meetings in strip clubs, did not drink alcohol, had a lot of fun picking locks and cracking safes while working on the manhatten project and best of all inspired me to go back to uni and read for a Physics degree.
 
"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it." - R. Feynman
 

Chi Meson

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On Feynman's placard at a "legalize marijuana" rally:

"Stupidity should not be a crime!"
 

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In order to prove that future astronauts could relieve themselves in micro-gravity, that is, in order to end the muscle action vs gravity debate, Feynman stood on his head an peed for his friends.
 

Mk

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Are you guys sure all this is true?
 
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Everything that has been said is true. Why do you doubt it?
 
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that he is the funniest Physicist ever!

I really wish he were my Physics professor for all my Physics classes. :frown:
 

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Mk said:
Interesting guy, what do YOU know?
Interesting factoid:

If you spell his name incorrectly, it has 15 letters.

:biggrin:
 

Mk

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Yes, that's true.
 

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laminatedevildoll said:
Feynman's first wife died of TB. :frown:
And, IIRC, her bedside clock stopped at just around her time of death. And what do you think Feynman thought of that? What else: The clock had always been touchy and the nurse may have disturbed it in recording the time of death. I don't know whether it's true though.

One of my favorite pictures of him: http://faculty.rmwc.edu/tmichalik/images/feynman.jpg [Broken]
 
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Mk

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Aww, did you get cut out? :tongue2:
 
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Hm. I can't figure out what to say. I can see how that might be funny, but for some reason, it upsets me. :frown:
 
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Richard and one of his colleagues are talking about a student's calculations, and something is wrong with it. The whole day they try to fix it, but they give up and go home. Then, some hours later in the evening, the colleague gets a call from Richard and Richard tells him that he has solved the problem with the student's calculations.

This all happened a short time before Feynman would undergo a dangerous surgery due to his cancer. A normal person would be concerned whether he would survive the surgery, but Feynman instead works on that problem. He was a true physicist.
 
laminatedevildoll said:
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that he is the funniest Physicist ever!
I really wish he were my Physics professor for all my Physics classes. :frown:
Wouldn't that corpsy smell really get to you though?

Sorry

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I feel kinda rotten now.
 
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inquire4more said:
Wouldn't that corpsy smell really get to you though?

Sorry

:frown:

I feel kinda rotten now.
LOL. Let me rephrase it. I wish he were alive. I call him 'Funnyman' too.
 

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inquire4more said:
Wouldn't that corpsy smell really get to you though?

Sorry

:frown:

I feel kinda rotten now.
oh touche :rofl:
 

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