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Jerry Friedman Tuva, Genghis Blues & Paul Earthquake P(?) (12) RE: Tuva, Genghis Blues & Paul Earthquake P(?) 11 Mar 99

Ralph Leighton, mentioned by Charlie Baum, got interested in Tuva as a friend of Feynman's. When he was terminally ill, Feynman decided to travel to the most obscure place he could find, and picked Tuva (the former-Soviet part of Mongolia). It's easier to get invited to a foreign country if you have a Nobel Prize. Anyway, his young friend Ralph Leighton got involved, and PBS made a documentary, Tuva or Bust, about Feynman's attempt to go there. Unfortunately, Feynman died before he could make the trip.

And that is how a great physicist helped you get exposed to traditional Mongolian music.

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