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Einstein on Bees
Claim:   Albert Einstein predicted that if something eliminated bees from our planet, mankind would soon perish.
Status:   Undetermined.
Examples:
[Higgins, 2002]
Berry stuck up a quotation attributed to Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.”
Origins:   One tried-and-true method for getting people to pay attention to words is to put them into the mouth of a well-known, respected figure whom the public perceives as being an expert in the subject at hand. To make a point about whether …