Albert Einsteins personal life Facts

Posted by The Open Page | 7th April 2017

Considered as 20th Century’s most influential physicist, Albert Einstein is one of the most popular scientists of modern science. On this day, in 1879 Einstein was born and with that, the revolution is science was born too. On his 138th birthday, let us find out some of the Amazing and Fascinating facts of his life.

1.At birth, Albert Einstein’s head had a weird shape. It is being said that the back of his head was very large but within the first few weeks, the shape gradually changed to normal.
2.Sources say that Einstein was plagued by speech difficulty and could not speak until he turned 4 years old.
3.Einstein and Maric had a daughter named Lieserl. Nothing is known about their daughter. Some say that the kid died of sickness while others say that the couple gave her up for adoption. Lieserl was born in 1902. When Lieserl was born, Einstein and Maric were not married.
4.In 1902, Einstein’s financial conditions were awful. He did not have a job and his father’s company went bankrupt. That is when Einstein started tutoring children.
5.Einstein, through the studies of  electromagnetic theories , had found out that speed of light was constant and this fact was not known to Maxwell. Einstein’s discovery was a direct violation of Newton’s laws of motion. This led Einstein to develop the relativity principle.
6.In 1921 Einstein received Noble Prize for Physics but he did not win for his Theory of Relativity as it was not completely understood by many. He was actually awarded the prize for his extraordinary explanation of the photoelectric effect.
7.Rumors have been spread that Einstein actually failed in mathematics. This is absolutely incorrect. Einstein was brilliant in mathematics and by the age of 15 he actually mastered calculus.
8.Einstein had actually set some weird rules for his first wife Maric. The rules included – ‘she had to stop talking when Einstein asked her to’, ‘she had to serve him three meals a day’ and ‘she could not expect any physical intimacy from him’.
9.Elsa Löwenthal (Einstein’s cousin) actually had the last name as Einstein. Her actually name was Elsa Einstein. She married Max Löwenthal in 1919 and her name changed to Elsa Löwenthal. Later in 1919 when she married Albert Einstein, her name again became Elsa Einstein.
10.In many letters that Einstein wrote to Elsa, he actually acknowledged the fact that he was involved in several extramarital affairs.
11.Einstein really hated wearing socks. In a letter he wrote to Elsa, he actually wrote that “Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots.”
12.Einstein was asked to become the President of Zionist Israel in 1952 but he declined the offer.
13.Einstein’s success mostly came from visual experiments he used to conduct in his mind. He rarely went to lab to test his theories.
14.After Einstein’s death, the pathologist who was in charge of the autopsy of Einstein’s body actually stole Einstein’s brain and kept in a jar. He denied to return the brain and was eventually fired from his job. He still did not give up the jar but finally returned the brain after 20 years of possession.
15.Einstein’s eyeballs are preserved in a safe box in New York City.

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