Upon a recent afternoon at work, I had a group of three middle-aged ladies enter the store and begin pawing through some of the quant gadgets and objets d’art that we have littered across the shelve. After a short while, one of the ladies happened upon a jigsaw puzzle that we sell that, when assembled, makes up a large periodic table. It was upon this periodic table (shown on the front of the box), that she apparently noticed the element Einsteinium. The lady let out a warm laugh and went to show the rest of her ensemble. This is how that conversation played out.
‘Look at this,’ she giggled, pointing it out to her compatriots. ‘Einsteinium. Get it?’
‘No, what’s funny about that?’ asked one of the other ladies.
‘Well, it’s a joke. See, because ‘Einstein‘ is a word for a really, really clever person, and ‘
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