He was the greatest genius of his time whose contributions to science and mathematics cannot be compared.
Did you know that Einstein was born with such a large head that his mother thought he was deformed? That is only one of the many interesting facts about this great scientist. Here are 9 more surprising Albert Einstein facts to prove that there was a lot more to the man than a mathematical formula.
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Albert did not speak until the age of 3
He revealed this weird fact about the delay of his speech abilities to his biographer. His parents were fearful that he was retarded. But today there is a term, “Einstein Syndrome,” coined by Dr. Thomas Sowell, to describe exceptionally bright people whose speech is delayed.
At the age of 16, he failed the entrance exam but he never failed in maths
According to experts, he did fail the entrance exam to the Zurich Polytechnic his first try. But still he passed the math portion and failed the language, botany, and zoology sections as they all were written in French, which he wasn’t fluent in.
How could this be possible for a person to fail in maths who began reading college physics books at 11.
He had an illegitimate daughter
His daughter’s fate remains a mystery to this day. Before Einstein married his first wife, Mileva gave birth out-of-wedlock to a baby girl in 1902. They named her Lieserl and kept the child’s existence a secret. Many experts believe that Lieserl either died from scarlet fever or was given up for adoption while still a baby.
Lieserl’s existence wasn’t known until 1987, when a collection of Einstein’s letters was made public.
He married his cousin after divorce
After Einstein divorced his first wife, he married his cousin, Elsa Lowenthal.
He was offered the opportunity to become president of Israel
He was offered the Presidency of Israel. Einstein declined, stating that he was too old for the job and said that he did not have the natural aptitude and experience to deal with people properly.
FBI spied on Einstein for decades
But the project came up empty-handed and by the time Einstein died in 1955, his FBI file totalled a whopping 1,800 pages.
Einstein could have lived longer
Doctors suggested surgery to Einstein, But he refused, stating, “It is tasteless to prolong life artificially.”
His last words are still unknown
Nobody knows what his last words to the hospital nurse were as he spoke something in German and nurse did not know that language.
Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen
Pathologist Thomas Harvey kept his brain despite violating Einstein’s wishes. He didn’t want his brain or body to be studied and worshiped. Harvey convinced Einstein’s son to let him keep the brain for further study.
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