Even the most dedicated scientific minds need a little respite from experimentations, formulae, and equations. One of Einstein’s favorite pastimes was sailing! Though he remained enthusiastic about the pursuit throughout his life, he never really developed a proficiency for it.

His boat was named Tinef (Worthless), and it’s said that it lived up to its name. Einstein couldn’t swim and often had to be rescued from his floundering boat in the waters off Long Island!

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