Albert Sheepstein on Flickr.

Today is the Birthday of Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel prize winner and overall smart cookie. The true story behind his famous formula “E=mc²” goes as follows:

One day Mr Einstein was sitting on his couch, exhausted from a long day at the patent office. He had a visitor, his friend and colleague Albert Sheepstein, while Einstein was quite tired from all the days work, his woolly friend was full of energy, happily hopping around. Einstein wondered how he managed to do that.

Mr Sheepstein was happy to explain this to his friend and said: “Well Albert, it’s relatively easy,” he stepped up to his chalkboard and started writing, “look here: Energy equals milk (of the chocolaty persuasion) times cookies squared, that’s it.”

Einstein looked at the formula and said: “Hold on second…”

The Rest is as they say history.

It should be explained that Mr Einstein of course wanted to credit his friend with the invention of the world famous formula but Albert Sheepstein was a much too humble fellow and preferred for his friend to be celebrated.

Albert Einstein was so grateful that he made sure that his friend would have a lifelong supply of chocolate milk and cookies, they even emigrated to Princeton together where he added free milkshakes into the bargain.

They remained life long friends.

Happy Birthday Mr Einstein.

A year ago today I celebrated the birthday of Sir Michael Caine:

www.flickr.com/photos/shaun_the_sheep/2333883238/

A Happy Birthday to Sir Michael as well :-)