Added on: 14th Dec 2015
While he invented the telecaster and Stratocaster guitars he
allegedly couldn’t play a single chord.
A brilliant physicist who was fluent in eight languages and had trouble
understanding the limitations of others, Robert apparently once
asked a colleague, Leo Nedelsky, to prepare a lecture for him out of a
textbook. Leo came back confused and told him the book was in
Dutch to which Robert replied, “But it’s such easy Dutch!”
ABU NASR ISMA’IL IBN HAMMAD AL-JAWHARI
Apart from the crazy name, this guy authored an Arabic dictionary
that contained 40,000 words. His real claim to fame, however, came
when he jumped off a building with wooden wings. There were no survivors.
Besides his tactical genius on the battlefield, this American president
was a bit off his rocker. He was known to get in so many duels and
gunfights that some friends claimed he would cough up blood
on a regular basis.
The famous German theoretical physicist basically invented the famous
uncertainty equations of quantum mechanics but when he was
asked during his doctoral dissertation about how a battery works,
he had no idea.
Responsible for creating the first life support machine, Sergei is
known for keeping a severed dog’s head alive for several minutes.
Why? He needed to test his machine and even back then humans
were generally off limits for such things.
In spite of developing Morse Code, Samuel was a bit crazy. He came to
the conclusion that Blacks, Jews, Catholics, and the entire country of
Austria were out to destroy America. Ironically, his invention facilitated
global interconnectivity and therefore immigration as well.
After inventing the diesel engine he committed suicide because he
thought his invention wouldn’t be successful.