Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Cornell. He was very troubled over which school he should work at, choosing one then changing his mind.
Brazil. Feynman really enjoyed his time(s) at Brazil. He learned to play a Brazilian instrument called frigideira there.
Three times. His wives were Arlene, Mary Lou, and Gweneth.
MIT. Feynman was about to go to Columbia at the time but wasn't admitted because of the Jewish quota.
cancer. Feynman's cancer was an effect of the work he was doing at Los Alamos on the atom bomb. His first wife, Arlene, had died of tuberculosis.
Ofey. He meant to use 'Au fait' but bungled up the spelling.
younger sister. Joan also became a physicist, like Richard.
uniforms' salesman. Feynman mentions this several times in his books and lectures in fond memory of his father. He (his father) took up painting in later life.