>> Up for auction Albert Einstein's formula for a happy life. The physicist scribbled this note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip when he was strapped for cash in a Toyako hotel in 1922. He advised him to keep the note saying its value would one day amount to more than the tip would have.
Almost a 100 years later, the bell boys nephew has cashed in. The note fetching $1.3 million dollars on Tuesday to Jerusalem auction house. It says in German, a common humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success, and the constant restlessness that comes with it. Einstein was on route to Japan when he learned he won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
He'd hold himself up in his hotel room to put his thoughts to paper when the bell boy brought a delivery. The identity of the buyer hasn't been revealed.