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Who doesn’t know the three famous laws of motion relating to gravity around Earth discovered by Sir Isaac Newton? He was one of the greatest scientists of all time. Newton was the reason behind the progress of the mankind today. Newton alone was accountable for the foundation of mechanics, optics, and even mathematics, even his theory helped in landing a man on the moon.
Let’s find out the unknown, strange and funny facts about Sir Isaac Newton which can help us to understand more about this great scientist.
- Newly born Newton was small in size
Isaac Newton was born on Christmas in 1642, in the same year when Galileo Galilei had died. Newton was born prematurely. He was named after his father, who died few months before he was born. The newly born baby Isaac was so small in size and was not expected to survive any longer.
- Young Newton loved art more than science
Young Isaac was more interested in drawing and coloring than his studies. He was fond of drawing so much that other than his books and papers he used to draw on the walls and ceiling of his room. His room was full of colorful pictures drawn everywhere.
- Newton’s fight at school
Earlier in the school, young Isaac was the worst student in his class. But it all changed on a day when he got bullied in his school, and he fought and kicked the school bully. Though Isaac was smaller in size challenged his opponent and did win in the fight. Then he decided to be the best student in the school. He was one of the hard working students in the school.
- Newton’s mother wanted him to be a farmer
At the age of 17, Newton was forced to run the family farm after his school by his mother. But Newton did not succeed in farming. We should thank his uncle for persuading his mother to send Newton for higher studies to attend Trinity College in Cambridge.
- Newton and the Apple: many versions
The most popular story of Newton and the apple had many versions. Mostly we have heard the story about Newton sitting under the tree when apple fall on his head but some people said-Newton was walking in the garden when he saw the apple falling down. But Newton himself had said that when he was looking out from a window, he saw the apple falling down from the tree.
- Newton the secretive scientist
Newton was very intelligent. He became a professor of math at the age of 26. He had many discoveries in his name. Most of his discoveries were made at a young age. But he never disclosed them to the world. He waited for few more years to declare them. Newton tested the ground-breaking experiments on nature of light (Optics) in the year 1669 at the age of 27 years but he presented his findings three years later to British Royal Society. Even he did not disclose the discovery of calculus which became controversial when the mathematician Gottfried Leibniz claimed for the same.
- Newton believed in super powers
Newton was a religious person and very much believed in the God. Though his work particularly the laws of motion and universal gravitation helped the mankind but he strongly believed that “though the gravity clarifies the motion of planets but existence of God makes the planets move and God is the supreme eternal power or the Universal Ruler”. But Newton never believed in the devil, spirits, and ghosts.
- Newton was a religious devotee
Sir Isaac Newton was passionate about Bible and very devoted towards religious duties. He spent more time in the pursuit of religion. He wrote more about religion and religious issues than about science or mathematics. He even calculated exact dates of Crucifixion of Jesus, Apocalypse, beginning and end of the world.
- Newton secretly practiced Alchemy
After his death, it was revealed about Newton’s secret interest in alchemy (producing gold from base metal) and about his extensive experiments. The production of gold or silver from other metals was banned during that time. Many scholars during that period, believed in transmitting philosopher’s stone into the gold. They used to record entire study in code languages.
- Newton was a speechless politician
When elected to Member of Parliament in 1689, Newton served for entire one year. He showed the least interest in the lengthy parliamentary work. During his time as a member of parliament, he just spoke one sentence – once he asked a nearby escort to close the window which was open on a windy day.