Albert Einstein might have been one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th Century, but he also had a lighter side it seems. If he was anything like the character played by Walther Matthau in the 1995 movie IQ (which also starred Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan), he must have been one hell of a funny character. He died in 1955, but before he passed he said some wise things like “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” and “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” (to mention just two of them).
Sticking out his tongue might have been Einstein’s his trademark. When young Einstein failed in school, he moved to New York City in early 1890 and tried to be artist and comedian. He found instant success because of his quirky comic talents and unruly mass of frizzy hair. He was known for his intentionally bad jokes and audience hate it. The audience got angry and started yelling at him because he told very bad jokes, but he did not care and stuck out his tongue in the direction of the audience.