Awesome. Does the “Einstein and the professor” story prove that God exists?

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A legend on top of a legend:

One blog added a second layer of urban legend to this legend. They wrote 26 “funny facts” including:

Item 1: “It is impossible to lick your elbow.”
Item 26: “Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.” This was followed by one version of the Einstein story.

I have personally verified item 1 by testing my tongue on my own elbow. But I cannot prove that it is true for everyone.

Item 2 could not be verified without a large study. But I seriously doubt that it is true. 4


  1. “Einstein Proves That God Exists in a Confrontation with a Professor-Fiction!” Truth of Fiction, 2004-AUG-25, at:
  2. “Einstein the agnostic,” California Skeptics, at:
  3. Barbara Mikkelson, “Malice of Absence,” Urban Legends Reference Pages, 2004-JUN-29, at:
  4. “Repository Blog of a w3bd3sign3r,” at:
  5. Marcel Cohen “Marcel Cohen presents his art of photography,” at This is a PowerPoint file that requires software to show. A free PowerPoint Viewer 2003 can be downloaded from:
  6. “Does Evil Exist?” Harvey Bingham’s personal web site, at:
  7. Harold S. Kushner, “When bad things happen to good people,” Anchor, (Reprinted 2004).