10 Things You Didn’t Know About Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Portrait

The world would be very different today if this guy was good at milking cows Source: Weapon 7

Regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time, Isaac Newton’s contributions to the field of physics are unparalleled. His book, the Principia Mathematica, is still one of the most important and relevant scientific works in history, even now, 300 years after it was first published. Even so, Isaac Newton was more than just the work he produced; he was a man with many dimensions and eccentricities.

1. One genius dies, another one is born. Isaac Newton was born in 1642, the same year that Galileo Galilei died.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Albert Einstein

He was the greatest genius of our times whose contributions to physics have been matched only by a handful of others in history. Even so, nowadays Einstein is associated just with one formula: E = mc2. It has been called the most famous formula in the world, and even people who have no idea what mass-energy equivalence is still know it. However, there was a lot more to the man than that.

1. He never failed math. This is a popular “fact” promoted on the internet, maybe in an attempt to relate to genius. However, it is simply not true. Overall, Einstein was an average student, but math was one area where he excelled, unsurprisingly.

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Albert was proficient at math from a very early age
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10 Science Myths That Won’t Die

Myth: McDonald’s hamburgers don’t rot.

Science Myths Hamburger

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This “fact” has been making the internet rounds for a while now, but as with most things internet, you’re not getting the big picture. As the story goes, fast food is laden with so many preservatives and chemicals that it doesn’t physically decompose, and therefore can’t (in good conscience) be considered food. Have you seen pictures of years-old McDonald’s food still intact? Yes. Are those pictures real? Probably. Well then, what gives?

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