By Rita Patel
Einstein is most well-known for his theory of relativity (e=mc²), but did you know these lesser-known facts about everyone’s favorite crazy-haired physicist?
Einstein didn’t wear socks.
Apparently no matter how smart you are, socks inevitable will get holes in them. For this reason (seriously), Einstein never wore socks. He even boasted to his friends that, while a student at Oxford, he got away with not wearing socks.
I have to disagree with the professor here. I love socks, as long as they’re not boring. Every day I try to match my socks to my outfit in a subtle way, but nothing cheers me up like wearing a pair of socks covered in Corgis wearing multi-colored bandanas.
Einstein was a slow learner, at first.
When Einstein was a child, he was slow to learn speech. According to his biographer, Einstein stated that he did not begin to talk until at least age three.
I diverge from the good professor yet again. I began speaking at what I assume was a normal age (at least, my parents haven’t told me otherwise), and unfortunately haven’t stopped since.
Einstein played the violin.
Einstein’s mother was a pianist who wanted him to be involved with music, so she signed him up for violin lessons when he was 5. Although Einstein initially disliked his lessons, after hearing some Mozart sonatas, he did an about face and fell in love with the violin, continuing to play up until a few years before his death.
Like many children, I was also signed up for music lessons at a young age, although mine was piano at the age of 7. Unlike Einstein, I loved the piano from the moment I started my lessons, and continued through the middle of high school, after which I transitioned to being involved with marching band, and then took up the