10 Famous People Who Were Eccentric

Mental science is advancing day-by-day, but there remains a lot of concepts to be still proven about the human brain and mental relations. Eccentricity is something related to mental health, where an individual tends to act really weird that are not common for a human being. People who most frequently show abnormal attitude are considered as “eccentrics”, but solve any given scenario in a matter of seconds. Here, we have listed 10 famous people who were eccentric, but were at high profiles in their professional lives.

10. William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror

William the Conqueror, nick named as “William the bastard”, was the first Norman King of England. He was an obese, who had gained weight extremely, which caused trouble for his own horse to carry him. He did not realize that he was extremely heavy until he gave trouble to his horse that was unable to carry him. He was on rigorous dieting by not consuming daily food, but consumed alcohol regularly. The fate of William played majorly by getting killed falling from his horse. Unfortunately, he was so fat that his body was unable to fit in the coffin.

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9. Sir George Sitwell

Sir George Sitwell

Sir George Sitwell was considered as one of the most bizarre people around the world. Sir George was an English antiquarian writer and also majorly contributed in British politics. He personally designed a pistol to kill the wasps in his house garden and fashioned the cows in his farm for representative. Very weird to hear that he refused to help his wife who had debts from creditors, which led her three months of imprisonment.

8. Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin, former Soviet Union leader, was an eccentric, but however had dictatorship quality. Joseph Stalin was in fact known to be crueler than Adolf Hitler and have won mother of war against many countries. Stalin had a weird character of judging people by smelling their poop. Mao Zedong was one of the most powerful leaders around the world during Stalin’s leadership of Soviet Union, where he believed to examine Mao’s poop by constructing a secret department. Stalin allegedly connected Mao’s sanitary system to a separate chamber to examine on daily basis, further which the agreements were signed with Mao.

7. Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish was famously recognized for the discovery of “Hydrogen”, and was one of the most renowned physicists around the world. He was so timid that he almost avoided contact with people, which left behind with a question mark intention in people’s mind. Bizarre to know that he used to take an alternate route to get in touch with his maid. He communicated with his maid only through letters and completely avoided contact with women. This was the primary reason for not getting into politics, since there would be a lot need in communication with people. However, the people’s intention was changed when he saved a woman from getting killed by a cow.

6. Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is one of the greatest novelists of all time and his contribution towards short stores, novels, and fiction characters still make people fall for it. One such great personality in his personal life turned out to be weird due to some of his daily activities. There was no clue of why he ran his comb about hundred times a day by just looking at the mirror. Dickens was very obsessed with north direction that made him sleep facing north, more often travel towards north and even carry a compass to face towards north while writing novels.

5. Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon was an American president from 1969 until 1974, under which the economy of United States was terribly affected. However, his primary goals were to reduce the inflation and improve the economy of the state, finally ended up with great struggle of economy dip. Apart from his professional career loss, he was also eccentric in his personal life. He everyday used to consume cottage cheese as his lunch, which was made in the form of ketchup.

4. Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, best known for his poetry and short stories. He wanted to lead live completely through the earnings from writing, but however failed to do so. Poe’s contribution towards poetry was considered a great appreciation and contribution for US literature. “Lord help my poor soul” were the final words from Poe and there are no evidence of Poe’s death. He insisted on doing thing which were out of his spite. One such scenario was by paying 100 pennies for a candy bar. He was so eccentric on literature that he had worked on continuous strips of paper followed by sealing it with wax.

3. Yoshiro Nakamatsu

Yoshiro Nakamatsu

Yoshiro Nakamatsu is a Japanese inventor, claims to hold the world record for number of inventions. Almost all his inventions were invented underwater and his intuitions were to get better ideas while he is underwater suffocating. He crafts lot of humorous segments based on his inventions that are in conjunction with his appearances on television shows. Yoshiro believes that, lack of oxygen to brain in underwater helps him in inventions. Bizarre to be noted wherein Yoshiro’s bathroom is tiled with 24-Karat gold and doesn’t consist of a single nail. He believes that having no nails in the bathroom, restricts from television and radio waves, eventually increasing his thinking capabilities.

2. William Harvey

william harvey

William Harvey was an English physician, who described the circulation of blood to brain and heart profoundly. People believed that he was eccentric during his presence, since he lost many patients during his medication. It was then proved that the theories and descriptions provided by him were genuine. However, Harvey’s activities were still very weird, since he had an intuition that he gets extreme ideas working in darks and hence always used to work in dark places. During summer, he resides in caves and would spend most of the times in places with extreme low noise.

1. Nikola Tesla

nikola tesla

Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer and physicists, well known for contributing majorly into alternating current (AC) electrical system. Though, Tesla was highly brilliant in his professional career, he was terribly insane in his personal life that would sound weird for a normal person.  Tesla was highly obsessed with number three and hated almost all the numbers that were not divisible by number three. He was also suffering from mysophobia (Fear of germs), and had a belief that he would create a germ-free department. Since he was scared of germs, he believed that there would be a lot of germs on his silverware and glassware, which made him use 18 napkins to clean them up subconsciously.


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