Why 2016 was the year of Einstein
From Pokémon to paintings, the beloved genius' influence could be found everywhere.
Einstein inspired art (and cake)
Einstein's iconic look served as inspiration for various artists this year. Two bakers – one from England and one from Turkey – won awards at different baking competitions for cakes in the shape of Einstein's head. An artist from Wales created a portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist using nothing more than a Nestle candy called Smarties. (Get it? Smarties?) But humans aren't the only ones inspired by Einstein. A robot in Taiwan made a painting of the beloved genius, while a D.C. artist trained a robot to paint a masterpiece of Einstein.