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This Happened - March 14: Einstein's Famous Photo

Arthur Sasse's iconic portrait of Einstein sticking his tongue out was taken on this day in 1951, at Einstein's 72nd birthday party.

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Who is Arthur Sasse?

Arthur Sasse was a photographer for the UPI news agency, known for his work covering celebrities and political figures.

How did Einstein end up sticking his tongue out in the photograph?

According to legend, Einstein was leaving his 72nd birthday party when a group of photographers asked him to pose for a photo. After smiling for the first few shots, Einstein stuck out his tongue in response to the photographers' requests.

Why did Einstein’s photograph of him sticking out his tongue become so famous?

The photograph became famous because it captured a side of Einstein that was rarely seen in public. Einstein was known for his serious and intellectual demeanor, so the playful and irreverent nature of the photograph was unexpected and endearing.

What other famous photographs did Arthur Sasse take?

In addition to his photograph of Einstein, Arthur Sasse also took photographs of other famous figures, including Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, and Marilyn Monroe.

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Is Disney's "Wish" Spreading A Subtle Anti-Christian Message To Kids?

Disney's new movie "Wish" is being touted as a new children's blockbuster to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. But some Christians may see the portrayal of the villain as God-like and turning wishes into prayers as the ultimate denial of the true message of Christmas.

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For the Christmas holiday season?

Joseph Holmes

Christians have always had a love-hate relationship with Disney since I can remember. Growing up in the Christian culture of the 1990s and early 2000s, all the Christian parents I knew loved watching Disney movies with their kids – but have always had an uncomfortable relationship with some of its messages. It was due to the constant Disney tropes of “follow your heart philosophy” and “junior knows best” disdain for authority figures like parents that angered so many. Even so, most Christians felt the benefits had outweighed the costs.

That all seems to have changed as of late, with Disney being hit more and more by claims from conservatives (including Christian conservatives) that Disney is pushing more and more radical progressive social agendas, This has coincided with a steep drop at the box office for Disney.

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