Isaac Newton: 3 Interesting Facts

Here are three interesting things that G enjoyed learning about Isaac Newton. Your kids might enjoy knowing about them, too:

1. The famous “An apple hit Newton on the head while he was sitting under a tree, and Eureka! Gravity!” may not have happened exactly that way. Here’s one source that discusses it: Newton’s Apple: The Real Story

2. Newton was a brilliant scientist, no doubt, but he also did quite a bit of work in Alchemy.

3. Newton did some strange self-experimentation, which included sticking a bodkin (a blunt thick needle) in his own eye. This seemed to be a part of his investigation on color perception and the anatomy of the eye, among others.

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