Isaac Newton Facts – 75 Interesting Facts About Isaac Newton

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Facts About Sir Isaac Newton

Newton was a source of inspiration for the great scientist Albert Einstein.

Newton believed that he was chosen by God to interpret Bible and after rigorous study he concluded that the world would end no sooner than 2060.

Newton was a firm believer in alchemy. His aim and ambition was to find the philosopher’s stone that could turn any common metal into gold.

Newton has the most valuable tooth, as declared by the Guinness World Record. His tooth was sold at an auction for $3,600 in 1816.

Newton was bullied by a student and he was good at academics, to revenge him Newton became a top ranked student.

Newton was quite inquisitive; he once struck a needle in his eye to see what would happen and he saw white, dark and colored circles. Thankfully his eyes recovered from the experiment.

Newton has invented cat door or cat flap.

Newton while at Cambridge was fascinated by the works of modern philosophers such as Rene Descartes, Aristotle, Johannes Kepler, Copernicus, and Galileo.

Newton has suffered two nervous breakdowns. One in 1679 and the other in 1693.

In 1693, Newton suffered breakdown when he suspected that his friends were conspiring against him. However, he wrote apology letters to his friends later.