Top 10 Interesting Facts to know about Albert Einstein’s IQ
There might be only few people in the world who haven’t heard of the name Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein has made his name as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Famous for his break-through findings of the theory of relativity, his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2, and his Nobel prize win for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. He is one of the most influential people who helped to shape the world in the 20th century and his findings are still helping more innovations till date. Einstein is regarded as one of the smartest people to have ever lived. Let’s find out more interesting and fun facts about his IQ:
Albert Einstein has an IQ level of (160-190):
He’s not just famous for his findings in the scientific world, Einstein falls in the top 10 category of the people with the highest IQs. He lies in the number 9 spot and is above Stephen Hawking with an IQ score of (160-190).
Albert Einstein was known to have a bad memory:
Although being one of the most ingenious persons on the planet, Albert Einstein was known for forgetting things. There are many events of him forgetting things which have made great stories. Albert Einstein was famous for having a bad memory and could not remember many names, numbers and dates. He once remarked,” I don’t need to know everything; I just need to know where to find it, when I need it.”
Einstein was born with abnormally large sized head:
Einstein was born with comparably large sized head. It became normal some weeks later. Maybe that had got to do something with his impressive IQ. He also was unable to walk until the age of 4. He also couldn’t speak until the age of three. Today, there is a term,” Einstein Syndrome”, which was coined by Dr. Thomas Sowell, to describe exceptionally bright people whose speech is delayed.
Einstein had a bigger brain than an average human being:
There have been claims by various doctors after examining Einstein’s brain that Einstein had a partial lobe in his brain which made his brain 15% larger than the brain of an average human being. It might be probably one of the reasons for his high IQ.
Einstein was very good at math:
Obvious, right? Einstein was very proficient at math from an early age and continued the habit for his lifetime by applying it in physics and making remarkable discoveries. He never failed in the math subject. There have been rumors that Einstein flunked math but the fact that Einstein already mastered calculus at the age of 15 proves it was just a rumor and nothing else. He had passed mathematics in university entrance exams but failed the rest (History, Languages, Geography). He had also thought of being a professor of mathematics once because he was good at it.
Einstein’s Brain was stolen:
Yes, you heard it right. The brain of the ingenious man of the 20th century was stolen after his death.
Einstein’s brain was removed without the permission from his family and there have been sayings that Einstein himself wanted the whole body to be cremated but the brain was taken out while the autopsy was done. The brain was stolen by Thomas Stotlz Harvey, who conducted the autopsy. He took the brain and kept it in a jar. He was fired later from his job for refusing to give back the organ. He then got a permission years later to study Einstein’s brain, which was dissected and sent to various scientists throughout the world.
Einstein didn’t win Nobel Prize for his most acclaimed work:
Einstein discovered the theory of relativity and it’s still being used as a major pillar in physics but he never won a Nobel prize for it. However, he did win one for the photoelectric effect in 1921. Einstein is also credited for the prediction of gravitational waves which was proved in 2016, 100 years after he stated about them. He is one of the greatest scientists in the world who has proven himself with his discoveries.
Einstein could have been the president of Israel:
Being one of the most known and ingenious Jew of the century, Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952 when he was 73 years old but he turned down the offer saying, “all my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people to exercise official functions.” Greater IQ doesn’t necessarily need to be political leader.
Einstein was a Chain Smoker who never wore socks:
Einstein was an obsessed smoker and used to smoke frequently while he worked. He used to smoke most of the time while he was thinking. We are sure that smoking didn’t increase his IQ but we’re certain it made him relax. We can see many of his famous pictures taken while he still had a pipe in his mouth. He had started smoking from his teenage years. He was a very busy person and he never preferred wearing socks. He hated wearing them and was often found to be sockless while going anywhere.
Revealed facts about Einstein’s Brain:
Einstein’s brain after death was kept under a jar then and carved it into 240 blocks, which were then dissected further into 1,000 slides.After studying Einstein’s safely kept brain, scientists have found that Einstein had thicker connections between the left and the right side of his brain (in his corpus callosum) than the rest of us. That bit that divides the frontal lobe, which controls decision-making, problem-solving, and emotion — from the temporal lobe, which regulates memory, language, and learning functions. while Einstein’s brain weighs less, the inferior parietal region of his brain, which controls mathematical operations, is 15 per cent larger.Scientists have also discovered that his brain appears to have degenerated less than expected for a 76-year-old.