You might know about the fact that The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia still has pieces of Nobel Prize winning scientist Albert Einstein’s brain on display, preserved in glass slides in the main Museum Gallery.

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However, I bet you didn’t know this! Einstein’s eyes are actually still around as well! In a macabre turn of events, they were stolen by the pathologist attending to him, and is now floating in Formaldehyde in a jar, in a safety deposit box in New Jersey!   Einsteins Eyes

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Thomas Harvey, the pathologist attending to the scientist removed the eyes, apart from the brain, during the autopsy back in April 1955. In his words, apparently,

they came out clean as a whistle.

Abrams further said,

When you look into his eyes you’re looking into the beauties and mysteries of the world.”

He then handed them over to Dr Henry Abrams, Einstein’s Eye doctor. To this day, they remain in the safe deposit box, and are frequently rumored to be poised for the auction block!

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However, Abrams has stated repeatedly that they’re all rumors and that he has no intention to sell them.

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.

I have spent a night at a cemetery on a dare by a friend. But this made me shudder. If the very statement “He’s not dead… because I have his eyes.” aren’t creepy enough, the two were barely acquaintances at best! Talk about attachment issues!

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What makes it worse is that this was exactly what the great physicist had wanted not to happen. He had left extremely specific instructions regarding his remains, wanting them to be cremated, and the ashes scattered secretly in order to discourage idolaters. But that’s exactly what happened. His body mutilated, turned into a curiosity, in a grotesque defiance of the wishes of one of the most brilliant minds of all time.

It’s shameful how low we can fall, that we desecrate the remains of such a great pioneer, just in the name of fanatical curiosity.

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