Said to be a HUGE fan of the legendary Robert Clampett cartoon series, “Time for Beany”. It is also believed that he once ended a meeting with scientists by saying, “Pardon me, gentlemen, but it’s Time for Beany!”.
After his death, scientists kept his brain preserved and discovered a physical abnormality. His brain is still preserved in laboratories.
After his death, his brain was weighed and found to be 1.5 kg (2.64 lb). It is now preserved in a glass jar in Wichita, KS.
Philip Glass created an “opera” in 1976 called “Einstein on the Beach”, inspired in part by Einstein’s theories.
Albert Einstein was approached so often by fans wanting explanations of his theories he would say, “Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein.”
His wife gave birth to their daughter, Lieserl, in 1902, a year before they married. They never spoke about her after 1903. It is assumed that she was adopted by a friend or family member. Some speculate that she died in 1903 from scarlet fever. Einstein never saw her.
His son Eduard suffered from a severe form of depression.
He had two daughters with his second wife, Ilsa and Margot. He adopted them upon his marriage when they were both around twenty years old.
Cared little for money. He once used a $1500.00 check as a bookmark and then lost the book.
He had Asperger Syndrome but wasn’t diagnosed until it was discovered by Dr Hans Asperger in the late 1940s.
In 2000, DC Comics artist Ed McGuiness often used Einstein’s formula as his signature, after illustrating a full issue of “Superman: The Man of Steel”.
His IQ has been estimated as falling in between 160 and 180, which would signify genius intelligence. Einstein himself never took an IQ test.
Einstein hated press. He avoided personal interviews. Once he stuck his tongue out at a photographer snapping his picture.
Einstein usually refused birthday cakes, ignored planned receptions in his honor, and focused his time to a book on equations.
Einstein hated conformists, proudly describing himself as an “incorrigible nonconformist.”