Did you know that the brain of Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who gave the world the theory of relativity and the law of the photoelectric effect, was stolen after he died?
Before he died on the 18th of April 1955 of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, Einstein had given specific instructions regarding his remains.
His remains were to be cremated, and the ashes scattered secretly to avoid being idolised.
However, hours after his death, his brain was stolen by the doctor, Thomas Harvey, who performed an autopsy on him.
Harvey, a pathologist at Princeton Hospital, New Jersey, where Einstein died, had performed an autopsy on him and used the opportunity to steal the brain of Einstein, his motive being to unlock Einstein’s genius.
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