Einstein: The Man and The Genius

Einstein Was Bad At Counting... When It Came To Music

There's this stereotype about super smart people (say, Albert Einstein) that is not true in the slightest. The idea goes that if someone is extremely talented in one area, it's easy to assume they're great at pretty much everything else. Nope. Smart people are humans with flaws too. Take mathematical genius Einstein, for example. When it came to music, he struggled with counting. Hear more about his musical incompetence in the video below.

To get a better understanding of everybody's favorite genius, check out the biography "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson. The audiobook is free with a trial of Audible.

Einstein Killed A Stereotype About Smart People

He couldn't count... sort of.

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Einstein's Brain Was Different

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. If brain size correlated with intelligence, the sperm whale would be the world's smartest animal. 00:47

  2. Neanderthals had larger brains than humans. 02:37

  3. Einstein's brain was no bigger than average, but it did have areas that appeared more developed. 04:15

Written by Curiosity Staff October 3, 2016