21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms


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21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!
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You all know about Albert Einstein; the genius and what not, right? However, there are facts about him that are not mentioned in books. Don’t worry though; we have put together a list of facts about Albert Einstein that many people are not aware of, check out the list below and do let us know what you think of it;

1. He didn’t like socks and almost always never wore them. He opted for sockless shoes out of the sheer discomfort for socks.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

2. Did you know that an early model of the refrigerator was one of Einstein’s innovations?

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

3. Albert Einstein was in a patent office because he was unable to get a teaching post. Things changes after he joined the Prussian Academy of Sciences and became affiliated with Princeton University.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

4. Einstein did not help with the invention of the atomic bomb. He did, however, advise President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to create one before the Germans were able to.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

5. Einstein’s memory was not his sharpest tool. For instance, he didn’t know how many feet were in a mile. He said, ‘Why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?’

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

6. After WWII, Einstein advocated for a Jewish home state. However, he was shocked when Israel offered him the presidency in 1952.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

7. The FBI monitored Albert Einstein for decades and had a report of 1,600 pages on him after his death. FBI was monitoring him because Director J. Edgar Hoover believed Einstein had leftist leanings.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

8. He was not able to speak until he was three years and kept on repeating every sentence that he said under his breath, a habit known as Einstein Syndrome.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

9. Einstein’s passion for science began when he was five years old, and his father gave him a compass. He was captivated by the ability of this gadget to always point in the same direction.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

10. He was forced to learn the violin as a child by his mother. He developed a passion for it when he turned 13 and continued playing it until he died.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

11. Makeup artist Stuart Freedman borrowed his facial features for designing Yoda for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

12. He never learned how to swim and ran his sailboat aground on more than one occasions. Nonetheless, boating remained one of his other favorite hobbies.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

13. Dr Thomas Stoltz Harvey kept the brain of Albert Einstein after performing an autopsy on him and relinquished the organ in 1998.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

14. For those who wanted to ask him questions on the street, he would respond apologetically, ‘Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein.’

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

15. He never really fixed his relationship with the eldest son, Hans. Hans grew apart from his father after his parents’ divorce.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

16. Einstein divorced his first wife Mileva in 1919 and married his first cousin, Elsa Löwenthal. Surprisingly, she wasn’t his first choice; he wanted to marry her daughter Ilse.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

17. In 1999, TIME Magazine voted Einstein as the Person of the Century while describing him as ‘the pre-eminent scientist in a century dominated by science’.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

18. Einstein made waves in academia with his free-form teaching style.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

19. In the 1980s, historians discovered that Albert Einstein had a child out of wedlock with Mileva Mari?. The girl was named Lieserl and put her up for adoption.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

20. Einstein was a fan of smoking and believed that it helped him with his thought process.

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!

21. Einstein used to clash with a lot of his teachers because he would regularly become bored with conventional schooling. Apparently, Elon Musk is also against conventional schooling!

21 Facts About Albert Einstein That Are Not Mentioned In Classrooms!
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