The illustrious minds of characters like Franklin, Edison or Tesla also hid outlandish behaviors that have passed down to posterity.
A Tesla they produced him rejection the pearls and he refused to talk to any woman who wore this type of jewelry. Benjamin Franklin worked an hour naked in the morning to give it air and Einsteinno considered it necessary to use socks. These are the most peculiar hobbies of some of the greatest geniuses in history.
Scientist, inventor, and considered one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin he also had a very peculiar mania. The inventor of the lightning rod believed that cold air was especially good for his body, so in the morning, as soon as he got up, he read or wrote naked for half an hour or an hour depending on the season of the year, as he recounted in one of his letters.
In addition to believing that sleeping was a waste of time, so he took occasional naps until he reached three hours of rest a day, Edison had a very curious method for hiring. When he went through the process to get a new assistant, the prolific inventor invited them to a Bowl of soup. If they salted it before trying it, I wouldn’t hire them: I didn’t want people on my team who would assume they didn’t have the necessary seasoning and therefore take other things for granted as well.
“Even on the most solemn occasions, I would sneak away from wearing socks and hide that lack of civilization with high boots,” Einstein wrote to his cousin and second wife Elsa during a visit to Oxford University. To the genius behind the theory of relativity he didn’t like to wear socks and he stopped doing it when, being young, he realized that they always got holes in the big toe area (something he explained in another letter).
Paul Erdos, one of the most famous mathematicians of the 20th century, took amphetamines to be able to endure his 20-hour work marathons. A friend once bet him $500 that he couldn’t go without them for 30 days. He won, but told his friend that he “had held math back for a month.” In addition, he told her that, without them, he could not advance at work and that he became “an ordinary person”.
The inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla had a long list of quirks and peculiarities, but without a doubt one of the most outstanding is the rejection that produced the pearls. He disliked this type of jewelry so much that he refused to talk to the women who wore it and once sent one of his secretaries home for wearing it. In addition, Tesla cared a lot about appearance and in his photographs he always posed carefully so that what he considered his good side would come out.
Richard Buckminster Fuller was an American designer, architect, and inventor best known for his futuristic vision of cities. This eccentric visionary, who designed a three-wheeled car and a model house that aimed to correct all existing construction flaws, wore three watches. One told him the time in Carbondale, Illinois, where his office was located. Another had the time of the next place he was going to visit and the third the time of the place where he was at that moment.
Anthropologist, inventor, and meteorologist (among many other occupations) Francis Galton used to carry a brick wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. Why? The scientist, author of 340 articles and books, wanted to be prepared to see over a crowd if the occasion called for it, so he used to carry it with him.
Henry Cavendish He was a British physicist and chemist known for the Cavendish experiment, thanks to which the universal gravitational constant was later determined, and for his discovery of hydrogen and the composition of the water. Usually dressed in a violet suit and three-cornered hat from the previous century, the scientist was extremely sullen and reserved. In addition, some historians describe him as a misogynist because he had the strange habit of communicate with your maids through notes so you don’t have to interact with them.