New Guinness World Record set for the largest gathering of people dressed as Albert Einstein





They weren't all relatives (despite looking alike), but a group of Einstein enthusiasts got together like one big happy family during a record-breaking attempt involving the Father of Relativity. Well over 300 Albert Einstein lookalikes converged in Los Angeles to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as the world-famous physicist - and they did it. School on Wheels, a local non-profit founded in 1993 to provide education support to children affected by homelessness, partnered with the California Science Center and The Guinness Book of World Records to establish the new world record during the event at the end of June. School on Wheels founder Agnes Stevens, who passed away earlier this year, loved Albert Einstein.


Her reason was not only that he was a genius, but he had curly hair, like hers. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's presentation of the complete Theory of General Relativity to the Prussian Academy.  In honor of Agnes and Albert, School on Wheels decided to attempt another new World Record.


The stand-out Einstein of the day was 81-year-old Benny Wasserman, who bears such an uncanny resemblance to the Nobel Prize-winning physicist that he actually works as a professional Einstein impersonator and actor. In March, students at Black Pine Circle School in nearby Berkeley set the old record of 319 Einstein lookalikes, according to SF Gate.   Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. He died in 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 76 after being awarded honorary doctorates and degrees from universities and colleges in Europe and the US.


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