Everybody knows that Einstein was an extraordinary genius, but very few know that his brain and eyes were stolen post mortem. That’s right: plucked right from his cold, blue corpse, which was scheduled for cremation and storage in a secret location (to avoid the erection of a shrine by his fans). The thief was infamous pathologist Thomas Harvey, who snuck into Princeton’s morgue and absconded with Einstein’s brain and eyeballs hoping to learn the secret of his brilliance (Harvey later returned the anatomy to Princeton after failing to divine it). Einstein’s intellect was subsequently studied thoroughly, revealing additional, relatively unknown insights. For instance, it is believed that Einstein had Asperger’s Syndrome (a.k.a. the “little professor syndrome”), a form of high-functioning autism characterized by intense focus and rapid development in very isolated cognitive areas juxtaposed with a lack of development in other areas. This mental mojo catalyzed Einstein’s (and many other famous geniuses, see Newton, etc.) lifetime focus and excellence in mathematics/physics. Click here to learn eight other riveting, obscure facts about Einstein!