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35  Amazing Facts – Einstein | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Einstein was born on Pi (π) Day , 14th of March 1879 in Germany to a Jewish family.
  2. It’s amazing that he was a fat, cuddly baby with a big and oddly shaped head. His parents were alarmed at first until the physician assured them that the boy’s head would become more regular in shape in a few weeks.
  3. Albert Einstein’s parents were told that there son was an idiot. In fact he couldn’t speak fluently until after his ninth birthday.
  4. His interest in science was triggered by a compass his father gave him when he was five years old. He was so fascinated by the fact that whichever way the case was turned, the needle always pointed in the same direction.
  5. Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never failed math. In fact, by fifteen he had already mastered differential and integral calculus.
  6. Einstein was left handed.
  7. Einstein Failed his University Entrance Exam, and had to reapply a year later.
  8. Albert Einstein worked as an electrician on the Oktoberfest 1896. He also worked in a patent office evaluating patents for electromagnetic devices after he graduated.
  9. Amazing fact is that Albert Einstein never wore any socks and he never used shaving soap.
  10. Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car. He also couldn’t swim, but he loved sailing.
  11. He produced perhaps one of the most famous equations ever: E = mc² (energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared).
  12. According to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, a “second” is 8 microseconds longer for a GPS satellite traveling 9000 mph than it is for the GPS receiver on the ground. Your GPS unit is programmed to adjust for the difference.
  13. Scientists have used Atomic clocks to show that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is correct. The higher you live above sea level the faster you age.
  14. Amazing fact is that ‘Albert Einstein’ is an anagram of ‘Ten elite brains’.
  15. Einstein never received a Nobel prize for relativity. It was actually for the photoelectric effect.
  16. Einstein had a daughter born out of wedlock with his former research student Mileva Maric in year 1902, whom he married later.
  17. Amazingly Einstein never saw Lieserl , his illegitimate daughter whose fate is still unknown.
  18. Einstein married for the second time on June 2, 1919 with Elsa Lowenthal, his first cousin maternally and second cousin paternally after divorcing Mileva.
  19. Albert Einstein charged between $1 and $5 for his autographs! All the proceeds , he gave to charity. He also donated his speaker fees for giving speeches. He would earn almost $1000 per speech.
  20. Albert Einstein once used a $1,500 check from Rockefeller Foundation as a bookmark and later lost that book.
  21. Einstein was famous for having bad memory. He could not remember names, dates and phone numbers. When asked what was the speed of sound, Albert Einstein said, “I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book .”
  22. Albert Einstein was so often approached by fans seeking explanations of his theories that he would say, “Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein.”
  23. After reading in newspaper that a family died due to toxic fumes that leaked from their household refrigerator, Albert Einstein and his former student invented a refrigeration system with no moving parts known as the Einstein Refrigerator. However it never went into production.
  24. When Einstein met Charlie Chaplin, Chaplin remarked, “People applaud me because everybody understands me, and they applaud you because no one understands you.”
  25. Einstein was an early proponent of civil rights movement. He drew comparisons between Jewish people in Germany and Black people in America .
  26. Einstein did not attend his own Nobel ceremony as he was then in Japan on lecture tour.
  27. Because Einstein couldn’t afford the alimony as part of his divorce, he offered his wife all the money if he was to win the Nobel Prize. Years later Einstein’s Nobel Prize money went to his ex-wife as divorce settlement.
  28. Albert Einstein originally wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt warning him that the US would lose the nuclear arms race to Germany. Later, he regretted sending that letter as it caused the nuclear arms race.
  29. After the death of Chaim Weizmann, the first president of Israel, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion  offered Einstein the post as the new President of Israel  in 1952. He declined saying he lacked the aptitude and experience to deal with people.
  30. A day prior to his death, Einstein refused surgery, saying “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.”
  31. The last words of Albert Einstein were forever lost because he spoke them in German, a language that the nurse attending him did not speak.
  32. When Einstein died in 1955, a small notebook comprising of his calculations was found which has been posted online for everyone to see.
  33. Albert Einstein’s eyes are kept in a safe locked away in New York City.
  34. After his death in 1955, Einstein’s brain was in fact removed without permission from his family by Dr Thomas Stoltz Harvey, the Princeton Hospital pathologist who conducted the autopsy. The brain was dissected into 240 pieces, stored in jars filled with formaldehyde and over the years. Dr Harvey even went on to exhibit Einstein’s brain as he went in his car on a cross-country trip to California.
  35. Mutter Museum in Philadelphia has 46 microscope slides that contain pieces of Einstein’s brain on display.

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