The Real Reason Why The FBI Spied On Albert Einstein For Nearly Two Decades

Born in Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein is largely known to be the 20th century’s most influential physicist. Even if you don’t know what it means, you’ve heard of the equation E=mc^2. Even though Einstein was a brainiac, it doesn’t mean he lived a boring life. In fact, those who knew Einstein called him absent-minded, fun-loving, and a little quirky.

Read on to learn all about the secret life that Einstein had outside of the classroom, including his illegitimate children, numerous affairs, and learning disabilities.

Almost The President Of Israel

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After the first President of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, died in 1952, the Israeli government officially offered Einstein the position. Even though Einstein was incredibly honored, he quickly declined the offer.

Einstein wrote a letter in response to the offer that said that because he’s always dealt with ‘objective matters” he would “lack both the natural aptitude and the experience” to deal with people. Basically, Einstein knew himself well enough to know he’s not a people person.