Simple Question?

One day during a speaking tour, Albert Einstein's driver, who often sat at the back of the hall during his lectures, remarked that he could probably give the lecture himself, having heard it so many times. Sure enough, at the next stop on the tour, Einstein and the driver switched places, with Einstein sitting at the back in his driver's uniform.

Having delivered a flawless lecture, the driver was asked a difficult question by a member of the audience. "Well, the answer to that question is quite simple," he casulally replied. "I bet my driver, sitting up at the back there, could answer it..."

[Probably apocryphal.]

[What did reporter Steven Levy find in New Jersey pathologist Thomas Harvey's home inside a box labeled "Costa Cider"? Two large Mason jars, containing Einstein's brain. On occasion Harvey, who kept the jars under his sink for more than 40 years, doled out specimens to other researchers, one of whom kept his slice in his refigerator, in a jar labeled "Big Al's Brain."]

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