Richard Feynman’s ‘Ode to a Flower’

The Guardian posted a tribute to a bongo-playing physicist the other day, with the subhed “Flowers, music, strip clubs…Richard Feynman’s scientific curiosity knew no bounds.” Linked to a cute cartoon video based on a 1981 BBC documentary, it gives a sense of the man as a fabulous paradox. Which is perfectly illustrated in the video by Feynman’s gravelly voiceover. Speaking with a heavy New Yawk accent that tells us he’s a streetwise city boy through and through, the Nobel laureate extolls “the wonders of science contained within a simple flower.” Now that is cute.

Richard Feynman – Ode To A Flower from Fraser Davidson on Vimeo.

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