The staggeringly amazing OMG year in Einstein

From an Emmy-nominated TV show to a blockbuster scientific discovery, Einstein was all over 2017.

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Gal Wiener, owner and manager of the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem, displays two notes written by Albert Einstein. Gal Wiener, owner and manager of the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem, displays two notes written by Albert Einstein. (Photo: Menahem Kahana / Getty Images)

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Einstein's scribbles fetch more than $1 million

When Albert Einstein was staying at a Japanese hotel in 1922, he found himself without any cash for tips. So he scribbled two notes and handed them to the bellhop, reportedly telling him, "One day these will be worth something.” Well, little did he know just how prescient those words would eventually be. The documents sold for a whopping $1.5 million at an auction in Jerusalem this fall, the highest price for a piece of Einstein memorabilia in recent history. "I sent the seller an email," auctioneer Gal Wiener (pictured here) told From The Grapevine. "I told him, 'Congratulations! You just became a millionaire.'"

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