The iconic photo of Einstein poking his tongue at photographers continues to generate discussion. Here’s what Wikipedia says about it: “On Einstein’s 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951, UPI photographer Arthur Sasse was trying to persuade him to smile for the camera, but having smiled for photographers many times that day, Einstein stuck out his tongue instead. This photograph became one of the most popular ever taken of Einstein, often used in merchandise depicting him in a lighthearted sense. On June 19, 2009, the photograph was sold at auction for $74,324, a record for an Einstein picture.”
Einstein ordered nine prints of the photo for his personal use and cropped his friends who were seated alongside him when the photo was taken, out of the picture. He reportedly used the image on greeting cards sent friends.
Sorry Brad and Miley but Einstein already did the celebrity tongue thing.