9 little-known facts about Albert Einstein
The greatest genius of his epoch, Albert Einstein is still famous as one of the most talented scientists of all time. He had a remarkable life, full of amazing events and things besides his famous theory of relativity. Today we want to share the most interesting facts about the most recognizable theoretical physicist in history with you.
#1 He never learned to swim!
Anyway, the famous scientist was a fan of sailing, which became his lifetime hobby.
#2 He hated socks
Einstein even considered wearing them a pain! He often got holes in his socks and was unable to stand it.
#3 “If I were not a scientist, I would be a musician.”
At his early age, Einstein used to play violin and was very fond of music. His mother was a talented violinist.
#4 He was an advocate for nuclear disarmament
Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never took part in the Manhattan Project. His greatest role in the invention of the weapon was signing Leó Szilárd’s letter to President Franklin Roosevelt, which prompted the president to take an action in developing of the first atomic bombs. After the use of the atomic bomb in Japan, Einstein came to deeply regret this letter.
#5 His brain was stolen right after his death
The pathologist on call, Thomas Harvey, didn’t return the scientist’s brain after conducting the autopsy. He was later fired for that.
#6 He could have lived longer
Einstein suffered from a burst blood vessel but refused surgery and pronounced his famous words...
“It is tasteless to prolong life artificially.”
#7 He was a heavy smoker
Einstein credited smoking with calming benefits!
#8 He couldn’t remember numbers, dates and names!
The famous scientist had a very poor memory. Anyway, Einstein never failed his math exam - it's just a popular myth. He wasn't a bright student, but always excelled in math.
#9 His teachers refused to recommend him for further employment
Einstein wasn’t considered a good student, hated school and had strained relationships with most of his teachers.
Which fact surprised you most? Have you ever heard of any of these things before?
Do you know any other interesting facts about Einstein? Then tell us in the comments below!
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