“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding,”- Sir Isaac Newton. Born on the 25th of December 1642, in Lincolnshire, England, Isaac Newton needs no introduction. The man, who discovered gravity, was a physicist and mathematician professionally, and he had written books in the aforementioned field. The following are 15 interesting and weird facts about Sir Isaac Newton.
1. Newton was a virgin!
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Sir Isaac Newton never got married, and there are no evidences of him having a secretive affair with anybody. Though there is no way to verify whether or not did he actually get to have sex or not, but most people believe that he was a virgin.
2. Newton was a believer of alchemy
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Newton wrote about 169 books on alchemy! For those who do not know what alchemy is, it is the art of converting base metals into gold. None of his books got published because of act 1404, where making silver and gold were considered to be a felony by the government.
3. Newton wrote more about religion than about Math and Science
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Going by the Isaac Newton Biography, it is believed that he had a very strong connection with the Bible. He studied the Bible and tried to understand its depth. In fact he wrote much more about religion and bible than science and mathematics. It is through his Biblical studies that he could make a lot of predictions. According to him, apocalypse would not hit the world before 2060, and that Jesus Christ was crucified on the 3rd of April AD33.
4. He made the right predictions about the Jews
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It was Newton, who predicted that the Jews would recapture Israel, and his predictions came to be absolutely true. We wonder, if his other prediction would come true as well; he said that the world won’t come to an end before 2060.
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5. Newton was going to be a farmer
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According to Isaac Newton Biography, the man almost took up farming as his profession. However, he was very bad at farming, but continued due to his mothers orders. His uncle realized that he had no potential in farming and convinced his mother to send him to Trinity college.