The Secret Passions of Exceptional People (Mental Floss)

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When you think of Napoleon, you probably conjure images of the battlefield and war — not those of a man hunched over his chess board.

Emily Dickinson also had a surprising passion: she enjoyed baking in her spare time, while Thomas Edison had an elaborate hobby of molding concrete.

These are just a few amazing examples of  Mental Floss‘ 11 geniuses whose hobbies will surprise you.

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