“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.