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5 Fascinating Facts About Albert Einstein

Einstein's Character Simply Defines Excellence.

The 'E = MC2' Man

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics.

Here are some astonishing facts about him that will shock, just like I was shocked when I first read them :)

A Late Talker

Einstein was supposedly slow to talk—the man himself told his biographer he didn’t start speaking until at least age three. His parents were disturbed and they assumed that their son can't speak. Once he and his family members were seated for dinner and Einstein spoke "Salt is less in food". Everyone was shocked. When his father asked him about why didn't he speak anything before. He said "Everything was perfect before, there was no need to speak"

Disliked Socks

Part of Einstein’s charm was his disheveled look. In addition to his uncombed hair, one of Einstein’s peculiar habits was to never wear socks. To Einstein, socks were a pain because they often would get holes in them.

Offered President Seat

When President of Israel Chaim Weizmann died on November 9, 1952, Einstein was asked if he would accept the position of being the second president of Israel. However, 73 year old, Einstein showed disapproval saying that he lacked experience in dealing with people nicely.

Forgot his way to home

Once while going back to home from Princeton university (where he worked) forgot his way to home. However, the taxi driver made it to his house because he was famous.

Einstein's Brain is in display now!

During Einstein’s autopsy, pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey removed his brain, reportedly without his family's consent, for preservation and future study by doctors of neuroscience.

However, during his life, Einstein participated in brain studies, and at least one biography claimed he hoped researchers would study his brain after he died. Einstein's brain is now located at the Princeton University Medical Center. In keeping with his wishes, the rest of his body was cremated and the ashes scattered in a secret location.

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