Why 2016 was the year of Einstein

From Pokémon to paintings, the beloved genius' influence could be found everywhere.

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Inci Orfanlı Erol at the IKA Culinary Olympics last week in Erfurt, Germany. Inci Orfanlı Erol at the IKA Culinary Olympics last week in Erfurt, Germany. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

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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.

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