Dear Old Phart,

I’m trying to find someone who can explain to me the meaning of Einstein’s equation E=MC². You are the smartest person I know Old Phart so if anyone can explain it to me you can.

Inquiring Mind

Dear Inquiring Mind,

Understanding this equation is not as difficult as it seems. Basically what Einstein was saying is that if you take any object (mass) and make it go really, really fast (the speed of light x the speed of light) it will turn into energy (kaboom!). Understand?

No? Ok. Let me explain it another way. Your brain is a lot smaller than Einstein’s. If you took your brain out of your skull and deposited it up your buttocks,  it would be like a bee bee rolling around in a box car.

Understand now?

Old Phart