Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Feynman: O-ring

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 led a storm of finger pointing and obfuscation with regard to blame, responsibility and cause. Physicist Richard Feynman, who was on the investigative commission, became enormously frustrated with with the situaton and delivered one of the greatest smack downs in history, explaining the problem clearly and concisely in terms a child could understand on national television.

The following video includes both Feynman's explanation and a re-enactment added by an unknown third party.

In this day and age when people are so frequently baffled by b.s., such simplicity and clarity are sorely needed.


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