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Dressing Up Science: Richard Feynman And The Costume Parties Of Al Hibbs (Synopsis)

“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.” -Richard Feynman

Scientists have long had a reputation for being uptight, serious, and even killjoy personalities. But 50+ years ago, Richard Feynman was forcing everyone who felt that way to challenge their assumptions. With his brash attitude and fun-seeking personality, Feynman seemingly was most at home when he was at his most outrageous.

Feynman at the Myths and Legends Party dressed as “God.” His wife, Gweneth, is dressed as Medusa, with a rock as her date. Image credit: from Christopher Sykes, No Ordinary Genius.

With Halloween on its way, what better way to celebrate than to take a look back at Feynman’s costumed antics, often taking place at the April Fools costume parties of his friend and former student, Al Hibbs? From irreverently dressing as a Ladakhi monk, Queen Elizabeth II, or even God himself, Feynman was always game for pushing the envelope and having a good time.

Richard Feynman dressed as a Ladakhi monk, painted by Sylvia Posner. Image credit: Sylvia Posner.

Come celebrate Halloween in a unique way: with the costumes of one of the 20th century’s greatest physicists, thanks to the incredible storytelling of Paul Halpern!

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TIKKU, A Pre-Fabricated Micro Apartment Building That Easily Fits Inside a Standard Parking Space

During Helsinki Design Week, the Finnish multi-disciplinary firm Casagrande debuted their unique Tikku, an amazing prefabricated, three story, self-sufficient, environmentally friendly, micro apartment building with a footprint small enough to fit into a standard parking space.

Tikku is a needle of urban acupuncture, conquering the no-man’s land from the cars and tuning the city towards the organic. Many Tikkus can grow side-by-side like mushrooms and they can fuse into larger organisms.Tikku is self-sufficient.It produces its own energy with solar panels and it has dry toilets. Fresh water is carried in. Showers, saunas, laundry machines and food is around. Modern man has to die a bit in order to be reborn.

via Fast Company

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An Altruistic Art Curator Gives In to His Baser Selfish Instincts When His Phone Gets Stolen in ‘The Square’

In the Magnolia Pictures film The Square directed by Ruben Östlund, a rather altruistic art curator named Christian (Claes Bang), who is environmentally aware and a good dad to his two children, is studiously planning for an upcoming show also entitled “The Square” when his smartphone is stolen. The search for this piece of technology brings out Christian’s baser selfish instincts, causing him to doubt himself and his whole life. The film opens in theaters on Oct 27, 2017.

The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. …starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary.

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A Mama Bear and Her Cute Little Cubs Enjoy a Refreshing Dip in a Tennessee Backyard Pool

Bears Playing in Pool

In 2016, a big mama bear and her two little cubs enjoyed a refreshing dip in the big, beautiful backyard pool of Gatlinburg, Tennessee resident Cindy Dorrow. Dorrow was surprised to see her ursine visitors so close to home, but she kept her wits about her enough to keep filming as much as she could.

Part One

Part Two

More recently in 2017, another mama bear came down from the San Gabriel Mountains and into a Monrovia, California neighborhood to go for a swim with her two cubs.

A mother bear and two cubs came down from the San Gabriel Mountains into our neighborhood. The bears swam for a few minutes and then left made their way back towards the mountain. My wife Jenny, witnessed the event with me. We are accustomed to having a lot of wildlife in our area.

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Mom Hilariously Recreates Her Model Brother’s Instagram Photos With Her Son in His Uncle’s Place

Photographer Katina Behm has created the adorable Instagram series “Baby and the Body”, recreating her younger brother Aristotle Polites‘s modeling photos with her toddler son Augie in standing in hs Uncle’s place. She got the idea for this from hilariously trolling Aris’ photos.

The model is my little brother; I get the pics off his Instagram. The baby is mine; I get the pics off miraculously after bath time.

Behn also stated in an interview with Huffington Post that her brother knows it’s all in good fun.

My brother and I get along great…We’ve always had a great younger brother/older sister relationship, lots of poking fun! …I’m so proud of him because he’s out there doing his thing and following his passion, but it’s hard not to rip on him a little bit. …Some of his modeling pictures are hilarious, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously which is good because I get such a kick out of recreating them with Augie.

via Huffington Post

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Iceland Town Paints Ingenious 3D Optical Illusion Pedestrian Crossing In Order To Slow Down Traffic

The town of Ísafjörður in northern Iceland has taken a creative step to slow down traffic by painting a pedestrian crossing with bright white lines that appear to jump right off the ground with a 3D illusion. Photographer Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions captured wonderful photos that show off the illusion in its full glory.

It is entirely possible that the Icelandic city got the idea from mechanical engineer Shivrama Krishna, who originally installed hand-painted 3D traffic lines in his village of Karimnagar, Telangana, Southern India.

via The Poke, swissmiss

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Blake Griffin posterizes Rudy Gobert with monster dunk

Jan. 3, 2015 - Los Angeles, California, U.S - Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes for a dunk during their NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, January 3, 2015. L.A. Clippers defeat 76ers 127-91

Without Chris Paul running the point, people tend to forget about the Los Angeles Clippers. But Blake Griffin can still get up and throw down jaw-dropping dunks, which he did on the Utah Jazz.

Thanks to Griffin, we now have an early leader for Dunk of the Year.

Take that, 2016-17 All-Defensive first-team center Rudy Gobert!

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Yasiel Puig goes full Yasiel Puig during final out

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, middle, celebrates the Dodgers' 5-2 win with third baseman Justin Turner, left, and first baseman Cody Bellinger after Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Baseball fans are obviously familiar with Yasiel Puig, but casuals who are tuning in for the World Series may be seeing one of the game’s most charismatic characters in-depth for the first time.

And the Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder did not disappoint tonight.

Puig did not shy away from his usual outrageousness despite the magnitude of the moment — him recording the final out to preserve a Game 1 Dodgers win over the Houston Astros — and it’s reasonable to expect more of the same in the Dodgers’ biggest baseball games in a generation.

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Clayton Kershaw leads Dodgers to Game 1 win over Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one win closer to clinching their first World Series championship since 1988. Clayton Kershaw was majestic for Los Angeles in Game 1, taking a tight battle with Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel thanks to one big swing from star third baseman Justin Turner.

The scoring opened in the bottom of the first inning when Dodgers leadoff man Chris Taylor hit a first-pitch homer to left field off of Keuchel. That held as a 1-0 lead until the fourth, when Astros third baseman Alex Bregman took Kershaw deep to tie the game. But that would really be the only blemish on Kershaw’s record.

The Dodgers ace threw 83 pitches in an efficient seven innings, allowing three hits with zero walks and 11 strikeouts. The strikeout total is the most by a Dodgers pitcher in the World Series since Sandy Koufax struck out 15 in Game 1 of the 1963 World Series.

For Keuchel, the big mistake came in the bottom of the sixth inning. With a runner on first base and Turner at the plate, the left-hander gave the bearded slugger a sinker that just didn’t quite sink enough. Turner hit a two-run homer out to left field, and that ended up being the difference in the Dodgers’ 3-1 win.

After Kershaw exited the game, Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen came in to pitch two perfect innings to finish off the victory. That continues an excellent run for the Dodgers bullpen this postseason, having completely shut down the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.

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Dwight Freeney tweet points to Seahawks signing

[UPDATE]: Dwight Freeney has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Seattle Seahawks‘ star-studded defense looks to be adding a future Hall-of-Fame talent. Dwight Freeney visited the team on Monday night and took a physical, and judging by a Tuesday-night Freeney tweet, he looks to be set to join the Seahawks.

Freeney stands to join a defense housing Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman.

The Seahawks could make Freeney their replacement for the injured Cliff Avril, although Frank Clark remains likely to start with Freeney serving as a pass-rushing specialist similar to how the Cardinals and Falcons deployed him the past two years.

A 2002 first-round pick, Freeney joined the Cards during the 2015 season, so midseason arrivals aren’t new to the 37-year-old sack artist. The Syracuse product sits 18th on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 122.5.

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