Einstein’s birthday causes scientists to cheer


Albert Einstein was slow to talk; he didn’t speak until the age of three. He had very particular habits and one of them was to never wear socks. Einstein also co-invented the refrigerator. Photo Credit: MCT Photo

Kamaria Walton, Staff Writer

Who is the smartest person ever? Ask this question to a group of one hundred people and over 85 percent of them will probably say Albert Einstein. We all know the classic trivia about this intelligent man, however there are some facts that are very commonly forgotten.

Other than the theory of relativity and mass-energy equivalence formula there were many both absurd and scientific facts about Einstein. After leaving Germany he was put on a Nazi hit list during the World War, with a $5,000 bounty on his head.

Though working with other scientists on the Manhattan project, he and Bertrand Russell signed the Russell-Einstein manifesto. This argued against the use of nuclear weapons.

Whether it was dodging the grasp of the Nazis or fighting against the use of nuclear weapons Einstein should be remembered as a scientist who changed the way we look at science.