This is a true life
anecdote about Albert
his theory of
After having propounded
theory, Albert Einstein would tour the various Universities in the
United States, delivering lectures wherever he went. He was
accompanied by his faithful chauffeur, Harry, who would attend each of
these lectures while seated in the back row!
One fine day, after
Einstein had finished a lecture and was coming out of the auditorium
into his vehicle, Harry addressed him and said, "Professor Einstein,
I've heard your lecture on Relativity so many times, that if I were
ever given the opportunity, I would be able to deliver it to perfection
"Very well," replied
going to Dartmouth next week. They don't know me there. You
the lecture as Einstein, and I'll take your place as Harry!"
And so it went ... Harry
the lecture to perfection, without a word out of place, while Einstein
sat in the back row playing "chauffeur", and enjoying a snooze for a
Just as Harry was
descending from the
podium, however, one of the research assistants intercepted him, and
began to ask him a question on the theory of relativity ... one that
involved a lot of complex calculations and equations. Harry
the assistant, "The answer to this question is very simple! In
it's so simple, that I'm going to let my chauffeur answer it!"
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