Einstein was a very shy kid. He was kinda boring in school. So his teachers didn’t like him. He also used to fail in every subject except math and science. But that doesn’t mean he used to get good marks in those two subjects. He was also weak in them. His math professor used to call him a lazy dog. Because of his weakness in math, his teacher refused to teach him. So he started learning math from his mother at home and that’s when his interests started raising.
Now everyone in this planet knows about his contribution in the field of science and technology. Without his theories the current technical innovations were almost impossible.
Before his death Einstein requested not to conduct any research on his body. He wanted his body to be cremated.
In April 1955 Einstein was hospitalized due to internal bleeding. Doctors said, only surgery can save his life. But Einstein refused it and said it was time for him to go.
On the next day, Einstein died in that same hospital. Doctor Thomas Harvey was called to examine his body. But he took his brain apart from his skull without the consent of his family. He first weighed einstein’s brain and found that its weight was 1230 grams. Which was less than the average weight of a male brain.
Despite the hospital’s request he did not return it and kept it for around 20 years. After 20 years, with the permission of Einstein’s son Hans Albert, he started studying Einstein’s brain. You would be surprised to know that Einstein’s brain was sent to different scientists by making 200 pieces of it.
Because of this madness Thomas Harvey was fired from the hospital. But doctors efforts didn’t get wasted. After some research, they found that Einstein’s brain had an extraordinary cell structure and 17% more neurons as compared to the brain of normal people. Which means more synapses were being fired in Einstein’s brain.
Further study on his brain showed that, Einstein’s brain was missing a wrinkle called Parietal Operculum. Because of that the size of his parietal lobe was increased by 20%. This area of the brain is responsible for math skills and mental images. As a result, his ability to imagine things was boosted.
So we can say that apart from his passion for science, he was also a little lucky abnormally.
Mutar Museum in Philadelphia is one of the only places in the world where you can see Albert Einstein’s brain fragments, which is preserved inside glass slides.