Happy Monday! Let’s start the week off with some random facts!!
-- Did you know that Kellogg's ripped off the idea for Pop-Tarts from Post? Yep! Post announced they were going to be making a pastry for your toaster called Country Squares, so Kellogg's quickly developed their own version, and got them out first in 1964. Savage, right?
-- This one is a bit weird. Did you know that Einsteins eyes are currently sitting in a safe deposit box in NYC?
The story of Albert Einstein’s remains begins shortly after his death in 1955 at Princeton Hospital, where an illegal autopsy was performed by Thomas Harvey, the pathologist of the hospital. Harvey then sought and received a “retroactive blessing,” from Einstein’s son, Hans Albert. Harvey preserved Einstein’s brain (dividing it somewhere between 170 and over 200 parts), while also removing his eyeballs, which he gifted to Einstein’s eye doctor, Henry Abrams. Einstein had been his patient since 1939, upon the request of a neighbor in Princeton. They went from Harvey’s hands, to Abrams and into the safe deposit box, where it said to remain today though, Burrell writes, are “frequently rumored to be poised for the auction block.” Abrams has countered the rumor however, telling the Sun Sentinel in 1994, “Albert Einstein was a very important part of my life – a lasting influence. Having his eyes means the professor’s life has not ended. A part of him is still with me.“ Abrams died in 2009 at the age of 97.
-- I didn't know this one! The official name of Mexico is the "United Mexican States" (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos), since it is a federation of thirty-two states. The official name was first used in the Constitution of 1824, and was retained in the constitutions of 1857 and 1917.