9 strange Albert Einstein facts that would blow your mind

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” 

Said Albert Einstein, one of the most loved geniuses around the globe. Albert Einstein’s journey was full of surprises. Maybe it was his curiosity that led him to uncover some of the most prominent discoveries in Science.

This is our second article on the German Mastermind. The first one was a collection of his top quotes.

This one is about revealing his journey through strange Albert Einstein facts –

1. The Beginning

A 5 years old Albert was shown a simple pocket compass by his father. This was the first time when young Albert’s curiosity was raised. Einstein credited this incidence as the beginning of his journey towards science.

2. Socks

Albert Einstein facts

Einstein’s messy dressing sense was one of his charms. But it wasn’t just the untidy hairs that attracted people, but also his strange habit of never wearing socks. According to the genius, socks are irritating and rather painful as they often get holes in them.

3. Speech

Einstein spoke his first words only after he was three. Dr. Thomas Sowell from the Stanford University coined a term to describe this delayed speech in exceptionally bright people as the “Einstein Syndrome”.

4. Music

Einstein’s mother was a well-known pianist. She wanted her son to enjoy and practice music. But young Albert hated practicing violin. But strangely, when he entered his teenage phrase, Einstein not only started playing the violin but also savored it.

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5. Aye Aye, Einstein!

The renowned physicist loved sailing. Einstein wasn’t a very good sailor and would often need help from his neighbors to fix his boat. In fact, he didn’t even learn swimming throughout his life. But none of this stopped Captain Einstein from sailing.

6. Pipe Smoker

Einstein loved pipe smoking. He even joined a club named ‘Montreal Pipe Smokers Club’ with a lifetime membership. He believed that,

“Pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.”

7. Inventions

Einstein along with his former pupil, Leo Szilard co-invented a refrigerator which worked on compressed gases. This was 2 decades after he published the Theory of Relativity. Their refrigerator was patented in 1930 but it was soon replaced by a more updated version. The new version was more efficient but also more harmful to the environment as it worked on freon-based compressors.

8. President

After the death of the first President of Israel, Chaim Weizmann on 9th November 1952. Albert Einstein was offered a proposal of being the second president of Israel. The 73 years old intellectual turned down the request. When asked the reason, he stated –

“lack of natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people.”

9. Rearranging his name

It’s said that names are a very important element of our life. The obvious reason is that they give us a unique identity. Sometimes names also define the person. You don’t believe me? Well, it did in Einstein’s case.


If you rearrange his name, “Albert Einstein”, you will get ‘Ten elite brains’. Pretty accurate, Right?

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That concludes our final article on the Genius. Which fact surprised you more? Which one is your favorite among these Albert Einstein facts?

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