Friday, October 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Math Fish

While Isaac Newton's book Principa is considered one of his greatest achievements, it almost never saw the light of day. The scientific group The Royal Society had almost broken their promise to help Isaac Netwon get Principa out to the world to be read. All because of a book called "History of Fish" did very poorly and they didn't have much resources to make another book. 

16 comments:

Cloudia said...

Scary how much can seem Dependant on chance!

Kay said...

Good gracious!

Emmylou said...

Wha?!? "History of Fish" did not sell well? :D

Kati said...

By the way, no, these were Elstar apples!

-Kati

Manzanita said...

Fish had his moment.

Unknown said...

History of fish :D If the Author would be Rihanna....it would be the best seller :D :D :D

Kiss,

Nicole

www.nicoleta.me

Margaret D said...

My goodness.

DEZMOND said...

What? History of fish wasn't a bestseller! I'm shocked and scandalized! :)

Christine said...

Wow what good luck it did get published.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those effin fish.

stephen Hayes said...

Publishing is a strange business.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn fish ruin everything

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Almost done in by a fish

Pilar Domínguez said...

They don´t have a vision of future with this big work . Kisses:)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

The fish stank...and ruined it for everyone else.

bj said...

Very interesting fact....