Successful Failures – Albert Einstein

This is part five of a series by *AT* contributor Emily Thomas. When we think about people whose lives we would like to closely emulate, more often than not we think of people who have accomplished great things and led successful lives. However, not everyone who is on top has experienced success after success, and some of the most memorable people in history have faced great obstacles to reach their full potential. Not only is this list informative, but it serves as a great self-esteem booster for any time you are feeling as though you can’t strive to become the next Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, or Steve Jobs.

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The King of All Bombs

On October 31st, 1961, the Soviet Union activated the most physically powerful device ever made by man: a gigantic thermonuclear bomb known as the “Tsar Bomba”, or King Bomb in Russian. It was by far the most powerful nuclear weapon ever designed and tested, and resulted in the largest artificial explosion in human history.

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Living in a Nuclear Silo

For Sale: very large home located on 105 acres in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. This complex features a private runway, a log cabin, and an extensive basement. With plenty of privacy and only minutes away from great hiking, fishing, and hunting, this home is truly an outdoorsman’s dream.

Note — Home used to contain intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead capable of destroying Moscow.

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