The Special Theory of Relativity. It's the most famous thing the most famous physicist ever did, but what makes it so special? Turns out, it helped prove that we could, uh, move. Seriously. Here's the latest in MinutePhysics' crusade to educate the stupid, stupid world about Einstein. [MinutePhysics]
How Einstein (Sort Of) Fixed All Of Physics With The Special Theory Of Relativity
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