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Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Chopped Up Into Tiny Pieces For Science?!

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Over 60 years ago, Einstein’s brain was stolen, preserved, dissected and sent in pieces across the country. Who was behind this theft for science?

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“By any and all measures, Einstein was a genius. But what made him so different from any other person? Turns out his brain was wired in a very different way! Anthony takes a look inside to show you the ways in which Einstein’s brain was both different and similar to yours.”

“Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who gave the world the theory of relativity, E = mc2, and the law of the photoelectric effect, obviously had a special brain. So special that when he died in Princeton Hospital, on April 18, 1955, the pathologist on call, Thomas Harvey, stole it.”

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Einstein didn’t want his brain or body to be studied; he didn’t want to be worshipped. “He had left behind specific instructions regarding his remains: cremate them, and scatter the ashes secretly in order to discourage idolaters,” writes Brian Burrell in his 2005 book, Postcards from the Brain Museum.

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