At this year's Maker Faire, Adam Savage delivered a speech about "why we make" -- a discussion largely about how Savage gets kids interested in making things. But first, he started with a story about his exquisitely perfect Indiana Jones fedora. He begins: "This is a replica of Harrison Ford's hat from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Yes, one of the most important movies ever, it came out when I was 13 years old, [it] changed my life, gave me a new ... kind of action hero I fell in love with. And the same thing happened to a guy named Mark Kitter [who became interested in Ford's hat]. ... So he taught himself millinery -- hat-making -- in order to make a perfect Raiders of the Lost Ark hat. You know, it gets better: he started a company."
Also: "He literally had me measure my head both in the morning and in the evening, because apparently your head size changes." Good to know.
(Via Boing Boing.)