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Funny Side Of The Great Scientist Albert Einstein

Mayukh Bari13 August 2020 5:42PM IST
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It is clear that Einstein's mind was full of complex scientific facts which are totally unapproachable for a common man. But deep inside he was a charming and funny man. There are many famous incidents which can justify nothing but his wittiness.

Let's begin,

#1. Dressing Sense

When his wife asked him to dress more professionally while going to his workplace, Albert Einstein used to say,

Why should I? Everyone knows me there.

This incident has a funny continuation. When the time came for Einstein to attend his first major conference, his wife begged him to dress up a bit. That time Einstein replied,

Why should I? No one knows me there!

#2. Theory of Relativity

Albert Einstein was often asked to explain the general theory of relativity. He once explained,

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity!

#3. Forgot my Address

When Albert Einstein was working in Princeton university, one day he was going back home he forgot his home address. The driver of the cab did not recognize him. Einstein asked the driver if he knows Einstein's home. The driver said,

Who does not know Einstein's address? Everyone in Princeton knows. Do you want to meet him?

Einstein replied,

I am Einstein. I forgot my home address, can you take me there?

The driver dropped him to his home and did not even collect his fare from him.

#4. Lost Ticket

Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it. The conductor said,

Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it.

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said,

Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.

Einstein looked at him and said,

Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.

#5. With Chaplin

When Einstein met Charlie Chaplin, Einstein said,

What I admire most about your art, is its universality. You do not say a word and yet the world understands you.

Charlie Chaplin said,

It's true. But your fame is even greater. The world admires you, when nobody understands you.

#6. Telephone Number

One of Einstein's colleagues asked him for his telephone number one day. Einstein reached for a telephone directory and looked it up. The man amusingly asked,

You don't remember your own number?

Einstein said,

Why should I memorize something I can so easily get from a book?

In fact, Einstein claimed never to memorize anything which could be looked up in less than two minutes.

# Anagram

Do you know 'Albert Einstein' is an anagram of 'Ten Elite Brains'.