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Claim: Nick "the Greek" Dandalos had an unusual way of introducing Albert Einstein around Las Vegas.
Origins: I'm still guessing about this one, but it's a cute story nonetheless:
A man of wide acquaintance, Nick the Greek Dandolos once had occasion to escort the great physicist Albert Einstein around Las Vegas. Einstein was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton at the time.Barbara "in the nick (the greek) of crime" Mikkelson
Nick wanted his visiting genius to be treated with respect, but he was mindful that certain members of his own gambling circle might not be thoroughly conversant with the world of science. Hence, he introduced Einstein as "Little Al from
It is recorded that Einstein, though much amused, managed to keep a straight face.
Last updated: 1 January 2005
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