Albert Einstein Stunts In Women's Sandals

When: Summer of 1939
Complex Says: "Clearly, you don't have to be an idiot to be a footwear victim. As the story goes, poor Al was innocently in the market for a sundial. However, a shop owner in Long Island, NY misunderstood his German accent to be requesting 'sandals.' Furthermore and unfortunately, all the shop had was a women's size 11 and instead of rejecting the emphatic salesman, Albert graciously went through with the purchase. The result? Beachside fail."