Einstein hated wearing socks. In a letter to his wife he said that the reason he stopped wearing them was because his big toe always ended up making a hole in them.
Einstein was born missing part of the brain that influences speech and did not speak until the age of three. However, his parietal lobe, responsible for math and spatial recognition, was abnormally large.
The FBI followed Einstein, compiling a 1,400 pages file, after branding him as a communist because he joined an anti-lynching civil rights group.
In October 1971, a physicist and an astronomer took 4 cesium-beam atomic clocks aboard commercial airliners. They flew twice around the world and when reunited, the sets of clocks were found to disagree according to the predictions of the relativity theory. So, Einstein accurately predicted that time moves more slowly the faster you travel.
The software to create the black hole in the movie ‘Interstellar’ is a full implementation of Einstein’s equations in 40,000 lines of C++, and rendered thousands of 23-megapixel IMAX frames on a 32,000-core render farm at about 20 core-hours per frame.
Einstein’s brain has been dissected and found to be no bigger than average but has significantly more astrocytes, which are poorly-understood neural connectors that anyone can increase by continuing to learn new things, and with a good diet, exercise, and love.
Einstein mused that he would have liked to have been a plumber, and promptly was awarded honorary membership in the plumbers’ union.
Albert Einstein was also a gifted musician, playing both the piano and violin with exceptional skill. He once said: “The greatest scientists are artists as well.”
Einstein once declared that his second greatest idea after the theory of relativity was to add an egg while cooking soup in order to produce a soft-boiled egg without having an extra pot to wash.
When Einstein died in 1955, the physician who conducted his autopsy at Princeton stole his brain and took it home to perform “research”, for which he was ultimately fired after refusing to return the brain. Decades later, he drove to California to return the brain to Einstein’s granddaughter.