Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955. Despite having an abdominal aortic aneurysm, he refused surgery, saying, "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly." So, uh, about that elegant end...
O Brainy, Where Art Thou?
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If brain size correlated with intelligence, the sperm whale would be the world's smartest animal. 00:47
Neanderthals had larger brains than humans. 02:37
Einstein's brain was no bigger than average, but it did have areas that appeared more developed. 04:15
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