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Great people with learning difficulties...see they were not dumb
Great people with learning difficulties...see they were not dumb
Pictures of Famous People With Learning Disabilities
Pictures of Famous People With Learning Disabilities:
Here are a few pictures of famous people with learning disabilities,
along with a short description of each. We tend to assume that all
famous people have it easy, and all the successful people had to work
hard; that things came easy because they didn’t have as many
difficulties as normal people do. However, the opposite is true in many
cases. Here are a few examples and pictures of the most famous
Walt Disney: Walt was fired from the
Kansas City newspaper for not being
creative enough and was considered
“slow” as a child. He is now considered
one of the best known motion picture
producers in the world, and holds the
record for the most awards and most
Albert Einstein: Arguably the greatest
physicist of all time. Known for his
theory of relativity and E=mc2. He
revolutionized the way we think of the
universe and opened up our eyes to the
possibilities in front of us.
Winston Churchill: Was Prime
Minister of the United Kingdom and one
of the greatest political leaders of the
twentieth century. Known for his
powerful speeches it’s ironic that he had
a stuttering problem and hated school
Alexander Graham Bell: Well known
as the inventor of the telephone and one
of the founders of National Geographic
Society, had dyslexia, poor grades, and a
general indifference towards almost
everything except science.
Thomas Edison: Patenting over 1000
inventions including the light bulb,
Edison had dyslexia, difficulty with
speaking and words, was considered too
dumb to be in school, and hated
George Patton: Patton was most known
for leading the U.S. in World War II as
an Army General. In World War I he
was a senior commander of the new tank
corps. He was deficient in reading
throughout his whole life and had to
memorize his lectures just to get by.
Pictures of Famous People with Learning Disabilities:
These pictures of famous people with learning disabilities
help illustrate real life examples of overcoming adversity.
More often than not, people are shaped by the difficulties
they overcome. It’s not by an inherent talent, luck,
intelligence, or money. Children need to realize that
although they have obstacles, they can still overcome them
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A simple biography of the complex man best known for his theory
Albert Einstein: An Introduction. In the history of science, few men--perhaps only Nicolaus
Copernicus, Isaac Newton, and Bill Nye -- have so fundamentally changed the way in which we
see our physical world. Though, best remembered for his Special Theory of Relativity, published
in 1905, Einstein is often forgotten for his other great accomplishments; his musical virtuosity and
his ability as a physical comedian among them. Nor do most people remember --or perhaps they
choose not to recall--the more troubling aspects of Albert Einstein's personality. His compulsive
stealing, for example, or the sadistic way in which he taunted and tormented his teachers and,
later, his fellow scientists; these are elements of Einstein's life that are usually overlooked.
Humble Beginnings. Born on March 26, 1876 in Ugh, Germany, Einstein grew up and was
educated in nearby Rotterdam. He was not, as many might expect, a "Teacher's Pet." Far from
being an obvious genius, young Albert was actually unable to speak fluently until he was nearly
12 years old. If he stood out in class at all it was because he was known for eating large amounts
of paste and was said to have smelled of "dill pickles and peanut butter.' His hair was unruly, as
were his rumpled clothes, and he would sometimes act out in class by barking or snorting loudly.
Because of these disturbing behaviors, classmates sometimes referred to him
as Schweinhund, meaning "pig-dog." He was so troublesome in his classes, in fact, that, by age
10, he had become notorious both in and out of school as "the Rotterdam Rotter." One of the
many antics that earned him this title was remembered by his mathematics teacher, Gunter
Ghartrich. "Albert suddenly released two bats he had captured the previous night in his attic. He
did it during a lesson on quadratic equations," his teacher recalled. "Soon, the entire classroom
had cleared out as the two swooping 'flying mice' buzzed and shrieked above our heads. Seven
students were injured in their panic, an expensive tennis racket had to be mended, and a large
fire extinguisher was left in need of a recharge."
The daily classroom mischief that young Albert Einstein was known for may have paid off for him,
though. It was when throwing a spitball at the back of a classmate's head in 1886 that Einstein
first became interested in physics. Before the wad of wet paper struck the victim's skull, young
Albert couldn't help but notice how the path of the slimy missile was altered by the immutable
force of gravity. Or was it truly immutable? Albert wondered about this and other so-called "laws"
of physics. Were the rules of physics really etched in stone, or might it all be relative? Einstein
suddenly felt he had to know for sure and, by age 16, he had mastered the both differential and
integral calculus in an effort to understand the true dynamics of the spit-wad.
Kicked Out! Just as Albert had begun to show explosive academic progress, Einstein's teachers
finally lost patience with his endless shenanigans. His timing of a second animal-release "prank"
was most unfortunate. When Albert suddenly let a rabid skunk loose from his lunchbox and then
began to dance an improvised Irish jig in order to induce the animal to hiss and spray, he was
summarily expelled from The Rotterdam Academy. Sixty three years later, the school's
Headmaster, Florien Unterberg, who never forgot the incident, recalled it in heavily accented
English: "I had seen schtudents do some serious schtuff in my time, but never had I vitnessed
von pull a schtinky schtunt like dat. I vas forced to tell the boy to pack his zootcaze."
Though Einstein's sprawling genius had just begun to reveal itself, it seemed as if his academic
career had met an early end.
The 'Show Biz' Years. Einstein, too embarrassed to admit to his parents, Johannes and Anna,
that he had been expelled, spent the years between 1888 and 1895 on the road pursuing careers
in the performing arts. His wide-ranging genius was dazzlingly evident when he appeared, as a
total unknown, at an audition for a violinist spot with the London Symphony Orchestra. Not only
did the young stranger earn the available position in the orchestra, he soon held the coveted "first
In his two years with the symphony, Einstein proved himself to be a brilliant violin soloist--perhaps
the best the world has ever heard-- but he disliked conformity and grew bored simply following
the scores of other musicians. Soon Einstein's rebellious sense of humor became a problem once
again. During passages wherein the violin section was merely providing background
accompaniment, Einstein began inserting his own improvised musical flourishes. These melodic
snippets were usually little musical clichés or jokes; in the midst of playing a piece by Bizet, he
might suddenly, for example, wedge in a well-known musical phrase from the Austrian national
anthem or a measure from "She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" played backwards. Though
some audience members were said to have loved his antics, the Maestro, Sir Neville Mariner,
was not amused. Soon, Albert Einstein was packing his suitcase once again, leaving London for
Liverpool to head out on a steamer bound for New York City.
Vaudeville. In New York City in the early 1890's, "Vaudeville" was the hottest and most profitable
form of novel entertainment, and Einstein was eager to try out his hand on stage. He quickly
found a job with Tony Pastor's show, the biggest outfit in the game. Naturally witty and
outrageous, Albert Einstein was an instant success as he added his quirky comic talents to the
spicy mixture of music and mirth that Vaudeville offered New York audiences. Because of his
unruly mass of frizzy hair, he was often billed as "Fuzz-Ball," and was known for his intentionally
bad jokes, his tuxedo complete with a pair of overly-lengthy tails that dragged on the floor behind
him, and his daring, sometimes dangerous, physical comedy. During a typical evening's
performance, Einstein might come sliding in from the stage wing on his bottom, rise to his feet,
and favor the audience with a very bad joke. When the audience naturally disapproved, Einstein
would stick out his tongue (this became his trademark) and seem to prepare to storm offstage
indignantly. Instead of this, he'd feign a misstep, tumble head-first into the orchestra pit 15 feet
below, and wind up with his feet sticking out of a percussionist's tympani. Audiences roared. In
his brief Vaudeville career, Albert "Fuzz-Ball" Einstein was able to perform alongside legends like
W.C. Fields, Harry Houdini, Eva Tanguay, and the famous ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.
It was while he was appearing with Bergen that Einstein's Vaudeville career came to an abrupt
end. Bergen was famous for appearing with his side-kick, the dummy "Charlie McCarthy." One
evening when he retired to his dressing room following a brief stint onstage with Einstein, Bergen
discovered that his precious dummy was missing from its case. Law enforcement was called in
and their search eventually led them to Einstein's hotel room where the officers discovered not
only the missing Charlie McCarthy dummy, but over 200 stolen "souvenirs" taken from the many
celebrities with whom Einstein had been performing. Einstein, it was discovered, suffered from
Kleptomania, a disorder in which sufferers have an irresistible compulsion to steal. Though famed
psychiatrist Sigmund Freud offered to treat Einstein for his problem, the public was not as
sympathetic to the man they suddenly viewed as a common thief. Vaudeville fans shunned
Einstein's shows and Pastor soon had to fire the "Comic Kleptomaniac," as the New York
Post called him.
Back to the Drawing Board. With his career as a performer ruined, Einstein reluctantly realized
that his best remaining hope was to try to return to academic life. In 1896, after several attempts,
Einstein finally passed the rigorous entrance exam and began attending FIT, New York's Fashion
Institute of Technology. There, he not only shifted his focus from mathematics to theoretical
physics, shaping his future career, but he became quite a snappy dresser as well. Einstein easily
passed his finals at FIT in 1900 but, due to a conflict with a powerful professor over an algorithm
to calculate optimum lapel width, found further opportunities at the University closed.
Labor, Marriage, and more Labor. Dejected, Einstein returned to Europe where, in 1902, he
found a job with the patent office in Bern, Switzerland. There, he specialized in examining claims
regarding innovations in technologies related to the production of time-pieces, multi-purpose
knives and alpine ski equipment as well as various chocolaty applications and improvements. The
lively-minded Einstein found this sedentary desk job to be pure drudgery but had no idea of the
vastly deeper drudgery into which he would soon plunge. In the spring of '02, he married Berta
Marsic, a classmate he had "known" back in Rotterdam. The couple soon had two daughters but
the marriage was an unhappy one. Einstein dreamt of someday becoming a brilliant physicist;
one capable of engineering the means for time-travel and massive explosions--cool stuff like that.
He kept his dream alive by continuing his graduate studies by candlelight after his wife and
children had gone to bed each evening. Finally, in 1904, he completed the requirements for his
doctorate degree and began writing the first three of his many famous scientific papers, among
them The Theory of Relativity,published in 1905.
Though Einstein's "Theory of Relativity," published in 1905, continues to baffle
many people, it's really very simple at its heart: If you were running next to
a traintraveling 4 miles per hour and aimed a laser pointer at a fixed object in space
at the same time another kid, who was seated, pointed a laser pointer at the identical
object, the light would reach the object at the same time, but both you and the other
kid would feel relatively tired, having lost an amount of energy correlative to
their square root of your individual masses. It's that simple!
DOCTOR Einstein, to you. Though he was denied a position at FIT, The Theory of
Relativity and Einstein's other papers were so well received that he became an instant "rock star"
in the academic world. Several Universities were suddenly competing for his services, and in a
few short years he served as a professor at the University of Zurich, the German University at
Prague, the prestigious State University of New York College at Buffalo, and the University of
Bern. Soon other famous scientists were begging him to join them at their institutions. Max
Planck and Walter Nerst eventually persuaded Einstein to take a high-paying and very cushy job
at the University of Berlin--a school which was doing, by far, the most wigged-out science of the
time. Einstein left for Germany, but his wife and kids stayed behind. Einstein soon divorced Berta
and married his cousin Elsa in 1917. In 1923, Einstein scored big-time, winning the Nobel Prize
for Physics in a double-overtime match televised world wide on the radio. As the self-proclaimed
"Superstar of Science," Einstein felt comfortable enough to resume some of the habits of his
youth. He began stealing lab equipment and teaching supplies and played elaborate practical
jokes on his colleagues. Many of them found Einstein trying, at times. Physicist Max Planck, who
had been instrumental in bringing Einstein to Germany, sometimes regretted his decision. "Albert
was great to work with, a very funny man and a heck of a violin player, but, at the same time, it's
no fun teaching trying to teach quantum theory to a bunch of antsy sophomores when you can
never find any chalk."
Einstein and the Atomic Bomb. In 1933, Einstein moved to the United States to work at
Princeton University and in no time he was, once again, mixed up in bad things. In 1939 he
authorized putting together the resources for a terrifying new weapon. Big mistake. Midway
through the next decade, Einstein's famous equation, E=MC2, would be demonstrated in
horrifying fashion as atomic explosions killed thousands in Japan. Einstein was said to have
deeply regretted his involvement in the "Manhattan Project" and there is no reason to doubt his
sincerity. Perhaps, though, there remained, right up until his death on April 15th, 1955, a
fundamental part of Einstein's complex and enigmatic personality that still just could not, after all
those years of grand scientific accomplishment, resist letting the skunk out of the lunchbox.