Friday, April 16, 2010

The Friday 56, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The book this week is "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P. Feynman. It's a bunch of anecdotal stories told by Richard Feynman (as you may have guessed) who is a Nobel Prize winning physicist. I can't remember why I picked this book up in the first place but I'm glad I did. It's really rather funny. There are a few times that he talks about things that are beyond me but they are really not the important part of the story so I just kind of ignore them and everything is fine.

The sentence:

Now I didn't want to interrupt them in their own conversation and keep asking them to explain something, and on the few occasions that I did, they'd try to explain it to me, but I still didn't get it.

This was when he decided to sit with the philosophers instead of the physicists just to see what other people were talking about. He is a very interesting man.

1 comment:

Tonya said...

This sounds delightful!