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Isaac Newton facts

Isaac Newton developed a sunlight phobia from staring at the sun.

An apple didn’t hit Isaac Newton in the head, but it did make him wonder if the force that makes apples fall influences the moon’s motion around Earth.

A young Isaac Newton once threatened to burn his mother and stepfather alive.

Newton invented/discovered calculus in about the same amount of time the average student learns it.

Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.

Newton was secretly an Alchemist.

Isaac Newton was a Member of Parliament for a year and said only one sentence: he asked a nearby usher to close an open window.

39% of philosophers would say Newton “discovered” calculus while 37% would say he “invented” it. The rest have other ideas about it.

The Bible was Isaac Newton’s greatest passion, writing more about religion than science and mathematics.

Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica contained a simple calculation error that went unnoticed for 300 years.

A sample of Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree was sent into space to ‘defy gravity.’

It is believed that Isaac Newton died a virgin.

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