Birthday special: 5 fun facts about Albert Einstein

The prestigious physicist, Albert Einstein was born in the city of Ulm in Germany on 14 March 1879. He molded science with his general theory of Relativity and world’s most well known equation, E=mc2. In 1921, he was granted the Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to Theoretical Physics and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. The father of modern physics would be celebrating his 137th birthday. While his scientific feats are legendary, there is so much to know about the great scientist than just his work. Here are some fun facts you need to know about the revolutionary physicist Albert: -In addition to his uncombed hair, Einstein’s peculiar habit was to never wear socks. -‘Einstein Syndrome’ is a term which was named after Einstein by Dr. Thomas Sowell, to describe the condition of people who experience delay in development of speech. Einstein himself couldn’t talk until the age of 4. -Einstein adored sailing and violin. He named his violin ‘Lina’. -Einstein in his 70’s tried to cheer up a depressed pet parrot by telling him jokes. -The Pathologist who was responsible for Einstein body’s Autopsy stole his brain and kept in a jar for 20 years. -Albert Einstein’s eyes are preserved in a safe box in New York City.  

(Written By: Prachi Bhardwaj)