The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection (Painting)

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection

When I first saw the painting during an Easter ceremony in my church, I was startled. You can see John and Peter running to witness Jesus rising from His tomb on Easter morning. Look at the gestures, posture and facial expressions that masterfully express complex emotions of their hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. John is younger than Peter as he ran faster than Peter, who is older.

I know that the artist must have had more stories to be told through the painting, that’s why one can stare at a painting for hours. Because thousands of words can be described only with a single painting, that’s the true.

The painting was portrayed by a Swiss painter, Eugene Burnand (1850 – 1921). This nuanced artwork was his most famous piece. It is displayed in Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. I hope I can visit that place oneday. 🙂


Mr. Bean vs. Einstein

Einstein and Mr. Bean sitting next to each other on a long flight. Einstein says, “Let’s play a game. I will ask you a question, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me only $5 and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.”

Einstein asks the first question: What’s the distance from the Earth to the Moon?

Mr. Bean doesn’t say a word, reaches his pocket, pulls out a $5.

Now, it’s Mr. Bean’s turn.

He asks Einstein: What goes up a hill with 3 legs and comes down on 4 legs?

Einstein searches the net and asks all his smart friends. After an hour he gives Mr. Bean $500.

Einstein going nuts and asks: Well, so what goes up a hill with 3 legs and come down with four?

Mr. Bean reaches his pocket and give Einstein $5.

Fifth Solvay Conference 1927

The October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world’s most notable physicists met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory.

The leading figures were Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, remarked “God does not play dice”. Bohr replied, “Einstein, stop telling God what to do”.

Seventeen of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners, including Marie Curie, who alone among them, had won Nobel Prizes in two separate scientific disciplines.