The FBI thought of Einstein as a communist after he joined an anti-lynching civil rights group. The FBI spied on him and compiled a 1,400 page file on him.
Marie Curie was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize but also the first person to win it twice, that too in two different sciences.
Marie Curie wasn’t legally allowed to attend the college. She had to do it illegally and attended the “Flying University”, which was run secretly.
Sir Isaac Newton’s dog burned down his 20 years of research after setting his laborartory on fire in an accident. Sir Newton exclaimed, “O Diamond, Diamond, thou little knowest the mischief thou hast done.”
In 2009, Stephen Hawking hosted a party but made the announcement later than the scheduled time of the party, so that only time travelers would attend it. Sadly, nobody showed up at his party.
Charles Darwin had 10 kids, out of which 7 survived. When his children felt sick, he discovered that it might be due to inbreeding rather than cross breeding in the reproduction. He was married to his first cousin. From this, he concluded that it inbreeding resulted in weaker children and cross-breeding helped made stronger children.
In 1898, Nikola Tesla fooled the crowd into thinking that he was able to control a toy by just saying commands. He, however, had invented radio controlled boat who took instructions from him.
When Alexander Graham Bell offered to sell his telephone patent for $100,000, his telephone was considered “nothing more than a toy” and “inherently useless”.
Galileo Galilei was condemned by the Catholic Church for saying that the Earth revolved around the Sun. The Catholic Church only pardoned him 350 years later in 1992, when Pope John Paul II admitted.
On hearing that Richard Feynman has been termed the world’s smartest man by a magazine, his mother said, “If that’s the world’s smartest man, God help us.”