Working long hours to complete his work for the Intel Science Talent Search,
Alan probably needed “Eight Days A Week.” But he persevered with just seven and became a finalist in the competition, thanks to a little help from his parents and Paul McCartney. The musician and fellow vegetarian was so impressed with Alan and his animal-friendly scientist ways that he took the time to write him this letter. It made all of those endless days spent in the lab worth it. (And it made all of us jealous!)
Enough song references for you? Okay, okay…I’ll Let It Be .