March 14 is Science Education Day, and it is also the birthday of Albert Einstein who was born on March 14, 1879.
Coincidentally, this is also the day of the death of the physicist scientist Prof. Stephen Hawking, on March 14, 2018.
On this day, the education system and government institutions pay special attention to the subject of science in general and the advancement of science in studies. On this day, the winners of the Young Scientists Competition in different countries are also announced.
In honor of Albert Einstein's birthday, here are some interesting facts about him:
When he was a child, Albert Einstein spoke very slowly and had learning difficulties.
Einstein's great breakthroughs came from visual experiments he performed in his head rather than in a laboratory.
The pathologist who performed the post-mortem on Albert Einstein's body stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.
The money Einstein received when he won the Nobel Prize went to his ex-wife as part of the divorce settlement.
In 1952, David Ben-Gurion, the then Prime Minister of Israel, proposed that Einstein become the second President of the State of Israel. He politely declined because he wanted to dedicate his life to science.
Einstein's favorite scientist was Galileo Galilei.
Einstein was not an atheist as many think, because atheists in his opinion deny the existence of God while he does not deny, because even his non-existence cannot be proved, but prefers not to believe in what cannot be proved, namely an agnostic.
Einstein failed the university entrance exam, and had to re-enroll the following year.
Einstein never won the Nobel Prize for his famous theory of relativity. It won because of the photoelectric effect.
Einstein was famous for his poor memory. He would not remember names, dates and phone numbers.
Einstein had an illegitimate daughter born in 1902.
What do Einstein, Darwin, Alan Poe and Saddam Hussein have in common? The answer - they all married their first-degree cousins.
The Austrian physicist Friedrich Hasnoehrl published the basic equation E = mc2 a year before Einstein did so.
Einstein's eyes are kept in a safe in New York.
Yoda, from Star Wars, was designed according to the look of Albert Einstein.
Albert Einstein was an avid cyclist. He did not have his own car and he never learned to drive.
Albert Einstein did not like to wear socks.
Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 as a result of internal bleeding following rupture of an aortic aneurysm, at the age of 76.
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