Why Albert Einstein's brain was stored in Museum ???



When Albert Einstein was born, his head was unusually large compared to other normal children. At that time, medical science was not much developed so the reason for the aforementioned big head remains unknown.




The circumstances with Einstein were such that he was considered an abnormal child as similar Hritik Roshan in Hindi Movie named Koi Mil Gya. Einstein was a very shy child and he did not speak a single word even at age four. At age 9 years, Mr. Einstein started speaking properly.

It is a world known that Einstein was counted among stupid children in school life. Especially Einstein's teachers did not like him at all, because he used to fail in every subject other than mathematics and science. And even the teacher's scold did not have any effect on him.

Once, his mathematics professor called him a lazy dog. It is said that in childhood he was also weak in mathematics and the teacher refused to teach him mathematics. Then his mother started teaching him at home and there was such interest in mathematics that he became a great mathematician.

Now Back to the Question


After Einstein's death, the pathologist Dr. Thomas Stoltz Harvey took his brain apart from his skull without the consent of his family. (It was unbelievable at that time)

Despite the hospital's request he did not return it and kept it for around 20 years. After 20 years, and with the permission of Hans Albert ( Einstein's son), he started studying over Einstein’s brain. Readers definitely would be Surprise to know that Einstein's brain was sent to different scientists by making 200 pieces of the brain. (200 piece of an Einstein's brain, isn't it amazing)



Pathologist Dr. Thomas was also fired from the hospital for this madness. But doctors' efforts didn't get wasted. In the same study, They found that Einstein had an extraordinary cell structure in the mind as a comparison to the brains of ordinary people. That is why Einstein's brain was very extraordinary. Einstein's eyes are kept in a box.

Again you will be surprised to know that Einstein's eyes are also kept safe.

Mutar Museum (Museum in Philadelphia) is one of the only places in the world where you can see Albert Einstein's brain fragments. Brain section, stained with 20 μm thick and cassyle violet, is preserved in the glass slide on display in the main museum gallery.


As we are reading Einstein, better to know some other random facts.


  • Einstein was supposedly slow to talk
  • Einstein's peculiar habits were never to wear socks. For Einstein, socks were a pain because they often used to get holes in them.
  • Einstein loved to smoke
  • Einstein was asked to become the President of Zionist Israel in 1952 but he declined the offer.
  • Einstein loved sailing and violin.
  • Einstein later regretted his involvement in the development of the atomic bomb by sharing theory of a uranium fission bomb and his famous formula, E=mc² to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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