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Geniuses Just Like to Have Fun

On this website, we've tried to describe what it feels like to be a genius. But geniuses such as Einstein and Richard Feynman also liked to have fun, just like the rest of us. Many of Benjamin Franklin's best inventions were created to enhance his leisure activities.

Robin Lloyd writes in LiveScience.com that sex led many of them astray, just like it does the rest of us. Albert Einstein liked to date other women, besides his wife. His second wife was his first cousin, with whom he lived for five years before he divorced his first wife. Despite being in a wheelchair, Stephen Hawking had an affair with his nurse that led to a divorce from his first wife. Richard Feynman liked to visit strip clubs, where he said he got some of his best ideas.

Isaac Newton often picked fights with his friends. Sigmund Freud got into big arguments with his male friends. We have no information about whether or not some of these fights took place in bars.

Heather Whipps writes in LiveScience.com that when he wasn't discovering electricity and helping to create our democratic government, Ben Franklin used his genius to make life comfortable for himself. He invented a comfortable chair, and probably would have invented the recliner if he'd lived long enough. He enjoyed music and invented the glass harp after seeing a performer make music using drinking glasses filled with different levels of water. He liked to swim and invented swim fins, except his were strapped to the swimmer's hands.

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