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Albert Einstein’s tip to a bellboy sells for £1.3m

In November 1922, Noble-Prize winner Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) was in Japan to deliver a series of lectures. At Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, Einstein was greeted by a bellboy delivering a message. With no cash to hand, Einstein wrote a note on a sheet of hotel stationery and handed it to the man. “Stilles bescheidenes Leben gibt mehr Glueck als erfolgreiches Streben, verbunden mit bestaendiger Unruhe,” he wrote. (Translation: A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness).


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He told the messenger that if he was lucky, the notes would become valuable. On October 24, the courier ‘s nephew sold the letters at auction for $1.56m.

Via Winners  and Flashbak, which has more.

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment

On Finding Einstein’s Brain In A Costa Cider Jar

Stephen Levy on finding Einstein’s lost brain

I came to the conclusion that the brain, in sectioned form, was still in the possession of the pathologist who removed it from the Einstein head, Dr. Thomas Harvey. I tracked him down in Wichita, Kansas. At first he didn’t want to tell me anything, but after a while he finally admitted that he had the brain. After a longer while, he sheepishly told me it was IN THE VERY OFFICE WE WERE SITTING IN. He walked to a box labeled “Costa Cider” and pulled out two big Mason jars. In those were the remains of the brain that changed the world.

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Posted: 26th, October 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Rap Battle: Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking (Music Video)

RAP Battle of The Day: Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking (Music Video)…

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Posted: 13th, May 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Pictures Of Osama Bin Laden Shaved

jimmy-edwardsTHE power of the moustache cannot be underestimated. The moustache can cover a thin lip, underline a noble nose and create a nest for a cold sore.

It also gives you power. But not everyone uses the power wisely and for every Jimmy Edwards, there is an Adolf Hitler; for every Mahatma Ghandi, a Joe Stalin; and for every Saddam Hussein at least a dozen more Saddam Husseins.

Would YOU have responded to Lord Kitchener had he boasted a clean-shaven face?

Anorak has discovered pictures of notables without their power moustaches. A gallery follows, featuring such luminaries of moustache mayhem as Osama bin Laden, Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin, Albert Einstein, Dali and Charlie Chaplin…

Posted: 25th, May 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment

The Most Bizarre And Worst Celebrity Dolls Ever Made

BARBIE is 50 this year and Anorak brings you the 50 Things You Never Knew About Barbie. But Barbie is not the only celebrity doll. There have been others. And Anorak brings you the strangest, least-deserving, most bizarre and downright odd celebrity dolls ever – enjoy:

Karl Lagerfeld, Angelina Jolie, Ann Coulter, Bill Clinton, Bindi Irwin, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Caylee Anthony, Charles Dickens, Diane Ross, Donald Trump, Drew Carey, Albert Einstein, Elton John,George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Hugh Hefner, Jennifer Lopez (NSFW), Jerry Springer, Jesus, John Travolta, Kelly Osbourne, Laura Bush, Lemme,Lindsay Lohan, Nirvana, The One, OJ, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton,Princess Diana, Rosie O’Donnell (Barbie!), Sarah Palin (schoolgirl), Nicolas Sarkozy voodoo, Seth Godin, Snoop Dogg, Suzanne Somers (with thighs!), Sonny, Steve Irwin, Timberlake and Jackson, Tom Cruise, Tori Spelling, Vanilla Ice, Victoria Silvstedt, William Shakepeare action figure, Winston Churchill.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Credit Crunch Survival Tips.

Posted: 3rd, April 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment