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Video: 6 Strange Einstein's Habits That Could Have Contribute To His Genius

VIDEO: 6 Strange Einstein's Habits That Could Have Contribute To His Genius
06/11/2019 08:21 8.4K 358 399.2K

Some say that great minds think alike, and that’s up for debate, but they do seem to have one thing in common – they have some strange habits. Albert Einstein, one of the smartest people ever, had a lot of quirks! Did you know, for example, that he despised socks for some reason? He never wore them at all. He wrote once in a letter to his wife, Elsa, that he had to wear high boots all the time just to hide his bare feet.

Also, Einstein had a strange routine linked to his daily naps. While he drifted into dreamland, he held a metal spoon in his hand and had a metal plate lying on the floor right underneath the spoon. When he fell asleep he would drop the spoon on the plate. But why would he do that? Let’s find out!

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No socks. Ever. 0:29
Building houses of cards 1:27
Playing the violin 2:17
Sleeping 10 hours a day 3:24
Napping with a metal spoon in his hands 4:58
Daily walks 5:24
Adopting routine work as a habit 6:46

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- The only reason Albert Einstein didn’t wear socks was that in his childhood, it took him just a day or two to wear out a hole in a new sock. His thoughts were so important for him that any issue – even annoying socks – wasn’t worth the distraction.
- Another habit that Albert Einstein adopted in his childhood was building houses of cards. When our brain is busy with something mechanical, it sets free our ability of abstract thinking. The more concentration needed, the greater the possible effect will be!
- Despite his first reaction, Einstein was curious enough to change his mind about violin playing. Also, there’s no better rest for your brain than a change of activity. Tired of doing math? Play guitar! Tired of playing the guitar? Go for a walk, try out some photography.
- It’s not that Einstein was lazy or a sleepyhead – that’s for sure. But he was a passionate sleeper. We all know that a healthy night of sleep is good for your brain. But generally, 7 to 9 hours is enough. Still, it’s important to remember that we’re all different. For some of us, 6 hours are alright and others need all 10, like Einstein.
- His walks had nothing to do with benefiting his health. The thing is, while we walk, we’re not busy; our mind is left to itself. Plus, it’s partially concentrated on the sole process of walking. That’s why a long enough walk can put you in a sort of trance. It’ll allow you to relax and think about things differently.

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Comments (953)

    Hey there BrightSiders! Would you rather be really smart but poor or rich but stupid?

  • Tony The Go!Animator
    Tony The Go!Animator

    I would be poor and smart bc if I get a college degree, then I would get a high paying job

  • gas ter
    gas ter

    @Gurjot Sandhu does not dose

  • Gurjot Sandhu
    Gurjot Sandhu

    I would choose to be smart but poor because money dose not bring you happiness

  • Royuu

    Smart and rich always go together ❤

  • Zack Dillon
    Zack Dillon

    433 its Ni K ola Tesla, not Ni C ola Tesla

  • Confused Genius
    Confused Genius


  • Quen of Ded Mem
    Quen of Ded Mem

    I slept with a giant plastic katana (like one of those you get from karate class) from the time I was 7 to the time I was 13 until my mom found out and made me stop It started when I saw some kind of slenderman thing and I wanted to have something to defend myself but then when I stopped being scared my body was already used to it so I kept it around Now I'm 15 I must have k a t a n a It's probably not even called a katana pleasetellmewhatitscalledifyouknow I'm not trying to say I'm a genius or anything I'm just saying I have weird habits and I'm still brain dead

  • Fat Grandma
    Fat Grandma

    Anyone else that tought he slept with a metal spoon in another way?

  • Markus Carter
    Markus Carter

    I believe he was also a Freemason. So there's that

  • Marissa Naeve
    Marissa Naeve

    Dear The Bright Side, Albert Einstein once said, "I am not smart I just take longer on the problems."

  • Suzi Paloozie
    Suzi Paloozie

    Metal? That's vague. What kind of metal? Steel? Silver? Tin? Seriously tho...

  • Lars Svenson
    Lars Svenson

    I've written the most beautiful rnb songs and country songs when I'm asleep. not when I'm awake though and I've had no formal training in doing it. your mind does become more active when youre sleeping. so Einstein used half sleeping and being half awake and half asleep for a few moments so that he could take advantage of when he was at his time of biggest brilliance. there is an area of limbo you can put your mind into to be right between the world of the living and that of dreams. if you do it, you can harness this brain power. that is why he needed the spoon to wake him up after he went into limbo too far and into complete sleep

  • The Normal Life
    The Normal Life

    I read somewhere that he was on the spectrum. High functioning autism / aspergers

  • e causey
    e causey

    upon escapeing Germany, Einstein was asked/NY dock,was it true he didn't belive in God.He smirks,and looks down,saying, I can notsayfor sure thatanswer,...butIcan tell you, I AM SEARCHING FOR THE every experiment I do.

  • Amit Anil Anthore
    Amit Anil Anthore

    Talking about sleep I slept at 3.30am yesterday wake at 11. 00 am(moms had to go somewhere so she woke me up) went out with her came back at 2. 00pm started sleeping again even without having breakfast or lunch woke at 4.45 had lunch & brkfst together.... Played games (skipped gym (jst started skipping it 3 days ago))... Thn had dinner played games... Watched a movie.... Now I'm wake watching all the suggestions popping up randomly.... I don't even know y the f*"k I'm like this....

  • zircone dude
    zircone dude

    Also you forgot to mention some other things like : 1 .scratching his nose 2.he wear his suit every day 3. Washing his face after wake up And so on .... actually we dont know which one is the cause of genius.

  • Dilruba Yeasmin
    Dilruba Yeasmin

    Not wearing socks? Cool,that means I’ll get to join the club! See ya, you sock-wearing suckers! I’ll be off with Einstein!