Everyone saw this photo at least once in their life. What did Einstein himself write on the back of it?
The famous tongue photo of Einstein was taken by Art Sasse in 1951 after the scientist's birthday party. He was really tired and didn't feel like having taken a photo of. That's why he simply stuck out his tongue when the photographer asked him to pose. However, the photographer managed to take the photo on time and Einstein just loved it.
He gave a copy of it to Howard Smith who was a journalist working as the anchorman on TV in science-related shows. The back of the photo had something rhymed written on it in German: "Diese Geste Dir gefällt, Weil sie gelt der Menschenwelt, Der Civilist kann sich’s leisten, Kein Diplomat kann sich’s erdreisten. Ihr Freund und dankbarer Zuhörer," which is translated to "This gesture you will like, Because it is aimed at all of humanity. A civilian can afford to do what no diplomat would dare. Your loyal and grateful listener, A. Einstein 53."
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