Surely You'Re Joking Mr. Feynman…

Topics: Big Bang, Nobel Prize, Suicide Pages: 3 (1152 words) Published: November 14, 2005
It is hard not to enjoy this author. Richard Feynman is an extremely curious character with a lot of time on his hands. He obviously loved to explore the science world as an art. He won the Nobel Prize in 1965 for physics and was one of the greatest physicists of all time. Within the few chapters and pages that I have read, Richard Feynman was definitely a man with a huge sense of adventure and a very high intelligence.

In the first chapter that I read (Testing Bloodhounds), I thought that it was very interesting. I never knew that we, as humans, could smell and observe things just like dogs. To my understanding we can tell just about anything from smelling and looking at something that has just been touched. I thought it was cool how Feynman was trying out all of the experiences with his wife who was in the hospital. That must have been fun! I actually tried the Coke bottle experiment with my roommate. It was very neat, however, I felt like a huge dork. My roommate has a different respect for me now, I am a freak! The book experiment was also interesting. I think that especially if the books were old, that you could definitely tell what book was opened because the smell of books when they are old, are just like mold growing on bread, it stinks. So obviously he could tell which book was opened. In the experiment where he was at Caltech and was showing his friends almost the same book experiment, the looks on their faces were probably the same as my roommate's face was. I guess maybe they all were nerds back then though. It is funny how we as humans do not think of these kind of things when we are asking each other what can of Coke belongs to whom.

The second chapter that I read was Safecracker meets Safecracker. This chapter was my favorite because it basically told us how to pick a lock. It was cool because he explains everything about picking locks, but I think some thing he said would be a little bit different today because of all of...
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