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Gizmodo Asks Dr Karl About His Geek Origins [Video]


Dr Karl is many things — an Australian National Living Treasure, recipient of the Ignobel prize, writer of many books, and the nation’s leading science geek. But how did it all start?

Gizmodo is traversing the interwebs to chat with geeky celebrities who we’ve always wanted to meet — for this new series sponsored by developer hub,La La Ninja.

Get Dr Karl talking and it’s hard to get him to stop — but that is in no way a bad thing, because he’s both a fascinating bloke and an expert across so many varied and differing fields. There aren’t too many people who are genuinely inspiring purely based on their feverish curiosity — but Dr Karl is one of them.

If you’re in Sydney, Dr Karl has a free talk tonight at the University of Sydney where he’ll discuss a variety of topics, from his new book Brain Food, to his recent trips to Iceland and Antarctica to catch the Aurora.

Have a suggestion for who we should chat with next? Let us know below!

Submit your own Geek Origin Story over at La La Ninja for your chance to win one of 2 Xbox 360s. Who knows, maybe we’ll chat with you next!?