Xi’an, Revisited (V)

Today’s set, it seems, is about food and food stuff. Bon appétit.

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  1. Ah, the hard-boiled eggs! In one of his books, either ‘Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman’ or ‘What Do You Care what Other People Think?’, physicist Richard Feynman describes a feast he enjoyed in China. Most of the food was new to him, and he wanted to try everything. He noticed a basket of oval pastries, and took one and bit into it. “Oh, ” he said to himself, “the inscrutable Chinese have perfected the thin pastry crust. How do they get it so thin and so evenly cooked! And the crispiness! This is perfection!” Then a man across the table took one from the basket and peeled it- it was a hard-boiled egg.
    Richard Feynman was the guy who figured out it was MortonThiokol’s gaskets that caused the space shuttle Challenger to explode.

    1. 🙂

      I know about the good doctor. That said, I didn’t know about this story, nor have I read his books. I’ll take a look.

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