PhenomeNOMS: Richard Feynman

PhenomeNOMS: Richard Feynman By Erin Parr Welcome to the tenth edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them. This week features Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist most widely known for his work in quantum mechanics and his eccentric personality. Feynman, born in 1918 in New York, started

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PhenomeNOMS: Jim Henson

PhenomeNOMS: Jim Henson By Erin Parr Welcome to the ninth edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them. This week features one of my absolute favorite people and world-changers, Jim Henson. I know you might be thinking, “but Jim Henson wasn’t a scientist or internet geek superstar!”

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PhenomeNOMS: Wil Wheaton

PhenomeNOMS: Wil Wheaton By Erin Parr Welcome to the eighth edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them. This week features one of the internet’s favorite child actors turned internet blogger, Wil Wheaton. Wheaton’s most famous television role was playing Wesley Crusher, son of Doctor Beverly Crusher,

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PhenomeNOMS: Vi Hart

PhenomeNOMS: Vi Hart By Erin Parr Welcome to the seventh edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them. It’s about time we feature a ladygeek, am I right? This arm-warmered darling of the mathematical community is one amazing Mathemagician who has made countless entertaining and educational YouTube

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PhenomeNOMS: Nikola Tesla

PhenomeNOMS: Nikola Tesla By Erin Parr Welcome to the sixth edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them.  This week’s edition features Nikola Tesla. I knew Tesla would be a difficult subject to write about because we all know he is SO COOL that it’s hardly manageable

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PhenomeNOMS: Chris Hardwick

PhenomeNOMS: Chris Hardwick By Erin Parr Welcome to the fifth edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them.  This week’s edition features Chris Hardwick, an actor, comedian, musician, and nerd media overlord. Born in Kentucky, Chris started his career as host of MTV’s dating show, which I

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PhenomeNOMS: Stephen Hawking

PhenomeNOMS: Stephen Hawking by Erin Parr Welcome to the fourth edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them.  This week’s edition features a scientific legend, and one of the most influential theoretical physicists of all time, Professor Stephen Hawking. Born in England in 1942, Hawking started his

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PhenomeNOMS: Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Erin Parr Welcome to the third edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them.  This week’s edition features one of the sexiest astrophysicists of all time, Neil deGrasse Tyson! Neil deGrasse Tyson, possibly most famous for demoting Pluto’s planetary status, is an incredibly popular and influential

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PhenomeNOMS: Bill Nye

PhenomeNOMS: Bill Nye by Erin Parr Welcome to the second edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them.  This week’s edition features one of my all-time favorite childhood personalities and scientists: Bill Nye! In 1993, former comedian and aeronautics consultant Bill Nye started a show called Bill

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PhenomeNOMS: Carl Sagan

by Erin Parr Welcome to the first edition of PhenomeNOMS, a look at famous geeks and the food that has either inspired them, or is inspired by them. Carl Sagan, born in 1934, was a brilliant astrophysicist and cosmologist, most widely known for his public television series called Cosmos,  the highest-rated television series at its time. Cosmos covered a range

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