• Question: is Albert Einstein's head still frozen and preserved, if so why?😊

    Asked by 648nepk36 to Ed, Kerrianne, Oli, yoyehudi on 17 Nov 2017.
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      Oli Wilson answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      Nope, Albert Einstein was cremated and his ashes scattered, but before that – and without asking Einstein’s family – a doctor removed his brain to examine it. (He also removed his eyes – not cool.) He wanted to find out whether the brain’s shape and size could help explain why Einstein was so clever, but no-one’s really sure if it does. It wasn’t frozen though, it’s been kept in preserving chemicals – and, for twenty years, it lived in two jars in a cider box.