My meeting with Michio Kaku
Surely this is an adventure and sports blog, but I feel broadening your horizons be it racing an Ironman triathlon, climbing El Cap, finishing the Peak Death Race, or learning about science’s attempts to marry the micro and macro worlds should be considered an adventure.
With this in mind, I was walking through Miami International Airport on Wednesday evening when I saw Dr Michio Kaku, a famous theoretical physicist, walking towards me. I’m not one to get star struck. I wouldn’t bat an eyelash at an actor, singer, or athlete, but for some reason seeing Dr Kaku had me tongue tied. It could be from when I decided to pick up my first science-related book out of college years ago, and I settled on Dr Kaku’s Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension. I spluttered out something like “Oh my god, m(tongue tied muttering).. Kaku!”
He only said, “Sorry. I’m in a huge rush.”, waved, and was on his way. You can say I didn’t really meet him, but my brush with turned my own rush to make a connecting flight an afterthought and less stressful. If you’re not familiar with him, he’s written many books and hosted many programs on the Discovery Channel.