Surprising Facts About Famous Scientists

By Ashritha Raghavendra

April 06, 2022

Never ‘Bean’ Liked

Pythagoras had an aversion for fava beans and forbade his followers from touching or eating them.

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The Renaissance Genius

Leonardo Da Vinci was ambidextrous - he could draw forward and backward with opposing hands simultaneously.

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Metal Head

Isaac Newton was an alchemist. He wrote 169 books on the subject, but none were published in his lifetime.

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Nikola Tesla had Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which compelled him to do things in 3s. He also refused to touch hair, pearls or anything round.

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The pathologist who performed Einstein’s autopsy stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.

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Unlocking Brilliance

Richard Feynman, the theoretical physicist who introduced nanotechnology was a master at cracking safes.

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Language? Not a Barrier

Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, was a polymath and fluently spoke eight languages.

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Sinking for Stimulation

Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu would drown himself underwater for hours. He believed that starving the brain of oxygen would stimulate his creativity.

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