Albert Sandy is a boy at Greg Heffley's school who frequently shares questionable and often false claims with his classmates. He shows up throughout the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, his latest appearance being in Wrecking Ball.
The Last Straw
At lunch, Albert tells the guys at his table about a man from Thailand or China who gained the ability to jump six feet into the air by jumping in and out of progressively deeper holes over the course of about a week. A few people tell Albert that he is full of baloney, but Greg thinks that it makes a lot of sense and attempts the same thing with his best friend Rowley Jefferson.
The Ugly Truth
During the Lock-In, Albert Sandy talks about a movie he watched where a man escaped from prison by digging his way out with a spoon. Desperate to escape, the kids get spoons from the school cafeteria and try it, but are unable to even make a dent in the linoleum floor.
Later, Greg decides that he wants to go a health class at school because his only source of information on that subject is Albert, who he worries is feeding him bad information.
At Hardscrabble Farms, Albert tells everybody that Silas Scratch has a network of tunnels underneath the cabins at the farm, which is why he is able to move around so quickly. It's implied that he states that Silas can come out through the toilets, which makes kids too scared to use the bathrooms at the camp.
Albert talks about an old billionaire who is freezing himself for a hundred years and tells Greg and Rowley that human beings only use 80% of their brains. Greg discusses both of these claims.
On a cold day, Albert tells kids that it is so cold that their spit will freeze before hitting the ground. As a result, all of the kids test out his theory after they are let outside, making recess "a nightmare".
When Greg discusses the fact that no one at his school covers their sneezes, he notes that Albert has exacerbated the problem by telling the guys at his lunch table a story about a guy who covered his sneeze and blew his head off. When he accuses Albert of lying, he swears that the story is true and that the guy survived and works as a bagger at the local Shop-n-Dash.
Albert also claims that when someone's pet dies during the winter, they have to wait until the ground thaws in the spring before it can be buried, so people in town use the school cafeteria's walk-in freezer to store their pets. Greg also mentions that Albert told a story about a guy who peed in the cold.
Albert talks about a guy who was struck by lightning while out in a canoe who became supercharged with electricity as a result.
Albert says that his parents got a 32-inch TV for his room and a DVD Player and a bunch of other stuff for his room.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (online)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball