Did Einstein Test Hot Stove/Pretty Girl Hypothesis?

from the interesting-pickup-line... dept

Albert Einstein apparently once uttered “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.” This was one attempt to explain relativity to the layperson. However, being a scientific minded guy, he apparently (according to Scientific American – and, yes, my first thought was to check to see if we were anywhere near April 1) decided to test that hypothesis by sitting on a hot stove until it “felt” like an hour, as well as talking with a pretty girl until it felt like a minute. Whether or not the story is true, it’s pretty damn funny. I wonder if this works as a pickup line for pretty women… “Hey, baby, want to prove Einstein’s theory of relativity with me?” Hmm. Nah, probably not.

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