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10 Facts about Albert Einstein

(In honor of his birthday, March 14, 1879)

1. Albert Einstein was born 132 years ago in Ulm, Germany.

2. As a result of his speech problems as a child, his mother believed he was mentally challenged.

3. Sick in bed at five years old, his father gave him a compass. Einstein was fascinated that the arrow always faced north, and decided there must be a mysterious force behind things.

4. In 1905, while working as a patent clerk, Einstein published his Special Theory of Relativity and his famous equation: E = mc².

5. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.

6. In 1952 he refused the offer to be President of Israel.

7. Also in 1952, an element was named “einsteinium” in his honor.

8. Einstein’s last words before he died on April 18, 1955 were heard by a nurse who didn’t understand German.

9. Einstein’s name is synonymous with genius.

10. He once said, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

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