Interesting stories about famous people

28 August 2012
Socrates. A matter of ethics.
Socrates. A matter of ethics.
Ethics is a part of science mostly because its founder was an ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.
28 August 2012
Leonardo da Vinci: good and evil
Leonardo da Vinci: good and evil
Leonardo da Vinci’s fate had an episode which opened the tragic and comic elements of the word “fate”.
28 August 2012
Devilish grooves. Moresius.
Devilish grooves. Moresius.
When in 16th century grooves appeared many people didn’t understand a secret of its work. Moresius supposed that devil and bullet’s trajectory were connected.
28 August 2012
Sun for Diogenes and half of the world for Alexander the Great’s
Sun for Diogenes and half of the world for Alexander the Great’s
What happiness is? The answer for this question is different for different people. This story is about two people: one had half of the world and the other had dust of roads.
28 August 2012
Dirty scums. D’Avejan.
Dirty scums. D’Avejan.
It turned out that some musketeers were noble and resourceful people.
28 August 2012
Polykleitos and critics.
Polykleitos and critics.
Once an ancient Greek sculptor Polykleitos decided to find out who was right – a master or critics. He used a very interesting method for it.
28 August 2012
An old fraud. James Rothschild.
An old fraud. James Rothschild.
Once an old man offered Rothschild to buy an ancient tea set and instead of payment he obtained a lifelong pension.
28 August 2012
Nude diplomacy. Winston Churchill.
Nude diplomacy. Winston Churchill.
One of the most outstanding politicians Winston Churchill once met an American president Roosevelt in discreditable condition.
28 August 2012
Love attack in the dark of the night. Giacomo Casanova.
Love attack in the dark of the night. Giacomo Casanova.
Once an Italian writer and traveler Giacomo Casanova didn’t took into account an important moment in love attack – light which can screw things up.
28 August 2012
A capacious vessel. Sir Francis Drake.
A capacious vessel. Sir Francis Drake.
The British Queen Elizabeth ordered a famous pirate Francis Drake to make a raid near the Pacific coast of the South America.
28 August 2012
George Bernard Show. Silence in restaurant.
George Bernard Show. Silence in restaurant.
Bernard Shaw liked silence a lot and he was followed with loud success and couldn’t stay alone.
28 August 2012
Writer in Bastille. Voltaire.
Writer in Bastille. Voltaire.
A famous thinker and a wisecracker Voltaire once wrote a wit epigram to French regent Philippe.
27 August 2012
How to marry the hell of a woman – Alexandre Dumas (father)
How to marry the hell of a woman – Alexandre Dumas (father)
One of the greatest jokers Alexandre Dumas even managed to marry inadvertently.
27 August 2012
Thomas Edison: suffocate the charlatan!
Thomas Edison: suffocate the charlatan!
When Thomas Edison was presenting his invention one professor called him a charlatan and didn’t believe in the reality of this invention.
27 August 2012
Sigmund Freud, ‘Sometimes a cigar is nothing more than a cigar.’
Sigmund Freud, ‘Sometimes a cigar is nothing more than a cigar.’
Sigmund Freud firstly cared about himself and then about other people.
27 August 2012
Robert Williams Wood. Pranky character of a great scientist.
Robert Williams Wood. Pranky character of a great scientist.
People called him “a boy” during the whole life, in youth Wood liked to make experiments not with optics but with fire.