Albert Einstein: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Albert Einstein is known as one of the most brilliant people our world has ever seen. Despite the fact that he was not properly recognized in his time, since then his life has been highly scrutinized. However, there are still some things that most people don’t know about him. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Albert Einstein. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: His Name Is an Anagram. The name “Albert Einstein” can actually be taken apart and reconstructed as “Ten Elite Brains.” This is shockingly coincidental since Einstein probably had the intelligence of 10 people – at least.

Number Fourteen: His Parents Were Concerned About His Mental Prowess. Einstein was not very vocal as a child, and in fact, he rarely spoke. Even worse, when he did speak, he spoke at an extremely slow pace relative to his peers. He behaved this way until he was nine years old.

Number Thirteen: He Was a Ladies’ Man. Einstein was married, but he was quite the philanderer while he was married. A series of letters were released by Hebrew University that detailed at least six women Einstein saw while he was married.

Number Twelve: He Was Religious. Despite his scientific upbringing and career, Einstein actually believed in God. Well, specifically, he believed in something larger than himself. He said, “A spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way, the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort.”

Number Eleven: He Was Driven to Science by a Compass. When Einstein was just five years old, his father gave him a compass as a gift. Einstein did not fully understand how the compass worked, and so his curiosity eventually led him to pursue science as a career.

Number Ten: He Could Have Been a Professional Musician. If Einstein were not a physicist, he could have been playing violin professionally! He admitted that he often thought in music, and he lived his daydreams in music as well.

Number Nine: He Was Not a Nice Husband. Einstein’s first wife, Mileva, had a contract with him. There were several “conditions” for their marriage, including the fact that she had to wash and clean his clothes, cook every single meal for him, and keep his room clean.