7. Obsessed Smoker
Einstein was an avid smoker. As he walked between his house and his office at Princeton, he would be followed by a smoke trail. Even today, an immense part of his image highlighted is his wild hair and baggy clothes and the science guru clutching his trusty briar pipe. In 1950, Einstein is noted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs,” He had predilection for pipes but was not one to turn down a cigar or even a cigarette. Well, from Sherlock Holmes to Einstein, looks like for all geniuses round the globe, it all boiled down to the ‘Nicotine’!
6. Einstein’s Brain
When Albert Einstein died in 1955, his body was cremated and his ashes scattered, as was his wish. However, before his body was cremated, pathologist Thomas Harvey at Princeton Hospital conducted an autopsy of his brain. Rather than putting the brain back in the body, the pathologist decided to keep it for study. Harvey did not have permission to keep Einstein’s brain, but days later, he convinced Einstein’s son that it would help science. Shortly thereafter, Harvey was fired from his position at Princeton because he refused to give up Einstein’s brain.
For the next forty years, Harvey kept Einstein’s chopped-up brain (Harvey had it cut into over 200 pieces) in jars with him as he moved around the country. Every once in a while, Harvey would slice off a piece and send it to a researcher. Finally, in 1998, Harvey gave up the try and returned Einstein’s brain to the pathologist at Princeton Hospital. The physicist’s grey cells have turned many black hairs to grey, trying to analyze the reasons behind their extraordinary creativity and intelligence.
5. Einstein’s head
The sci-hero was a fat baby and the size of his head was also more than normal. This was initially considered as an abnormality by his family. But after some weeks, the doctors were able to cure it and the famous head and its ornamental hair took its shape. But the fact that his brain was larger than that of normal has already been established.
4. Einstein was a ladies’ man
Letters released by Hebrew University in 2006 state that, during his second marriage (which was to his cousin), the physicist engaged in at least six extramarital affairs, including one with his secretary and another with a socialite named Ethel Michanowski, whom he claimed to have chased him so aggressively that she was “getting out of control.”After all, we’re talking about a guy who opted out of his first marriage by offering her money he didn’t have — money he would earn if or when he won a Nobel Prize. Albert Einstein’s first wife was wise to take the deal. Or rather short-sighted? The physicist had always been a womanizer.