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What an educated owl says.
An owl says "Who".
An educated owl says "Whom".
by Loadmaster July 29, 2004

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Albert Einstein, b. 1879, d. 1955.

Considered by many to be the greatest scientist of the 20th century, being named by Time magazine as "Man of the Century".

A physicist, he won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect (1905), which explained how a photon causes an electron to be emitted from a metallic surface when illuminated by light, by postulating that photons are discrete "quanta" of energy.

He also devised the Theory of Special Relativity (1905), which deals with the perception of time and distance between observers in different frames of reference that are moving relative to each other, and postulated that the speed of light is the same in all frames of reference.

Later he expanded this into the Theory of General Relativity (1907), which explains the force of gravity as a geometric warping of space-time and treats acceleration and gravity as equivalent forces acting on matter.

Born a Jew in Germany, he came to America just prior to the Nazi's rise to power (1932), and never returned to his homeland.

He spent the last years of his life attempting to combine the fundamental forces into a single unified field theory, but without success.

Ironically, his name is used as a derogatory term for persons who proclaim something obvious or who do something especially stupid.
Well he's bright, but he's no Einstein.

That was a really smart move, Einstein!
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Formally known as the Theory of Special Relativity, formulated by Albert Einstein in 1905.

Deals with the perception of time and distance by observers in different frames of reference which are moving with respect to each other. An observer in one frame perceives that time is slower and distances are shorter in a different frame.

Also postulates that the speed of light is perceived to be the same in every frame of reference, and that no form of matter or energy can travel faster than light.
Relativity is the feeling that time slows down that you get when you're around your relatives.
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A manager who engages in excessive micromanagement.
My snoopervisor watched over my shoulder while I wrote my last report to make sure I didn't mention that we are behind schedule.
by Loadmaster January 14, 2004

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Misperception of an ambiguous stimulus as something specific.
Seeing faces in clouds is an example of pareidolia.
by Loadmaster July 21, 2004

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An especially disorganized mess.
"Clean up this shitmess now, buster, or you can forget about going out tonight!"
by Loadmaster January 14, 2004

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Random words or text, as if written by monkeys banging on typewriters.
The text message you sent me was just monkey text.
by Loadmaster March 31, 2010

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