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13 world-changing ideas that came from dreams (literally)

From classic novels to scientific breakthroughs to box-office blockbusters, some of our most important innovations were inspired by our subconscious.

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The theory of relativity
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Some of the most influential and successful creative ideas of all time were inspired by the subconscious while dreaming. A field of cows inspired Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, which, according to a survey by meditation and sleep specialists calm.com, is one of the most important ideas that ever came out of sleep. In his dream, Einstein was telling a farmer about cows being surrounded by an electric fence, but the farmer saw something different. Einstein awakened with the realisation that the same event could vary from different perspectives, and the theory of relativity began to take shape. Want to follow in Einstein's footsteps? Here are 8 ways to get smarter while you sleep
 



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