12 Unbelievable Facts You Did Not Know About LEONARDO Da VINCI

Facts About Leonardo Da Vinci

1. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.

2. Leo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

3. Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.

4. Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester in 1994 for US$30 million. A few pages were used as screen saver on Windows 95.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio's name is Leonardo because his mother was standing in front of a Leonardo Da Vinci's portrait when he first kicked.

6. Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him that Earth is much older than the Bible implies.

7. A face-recognition software determined that Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry.

8. Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.

9. Leonardo Da Vinci was homeschooled and lacked a formal education in Greek and Latin.

10. Leonardo Da Vinci designed an armored car, a scythed chariot, a pile driver, a pulley, a lagoon dredge, and a flying ship.

11. Leo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals at the market just to set them free.

12. Leonardo Da Vinci's last words were: "I have offended God and mankind. My work did not reach the quality it should have."

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