April 16, 1705

On April 16, 1705, Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton for his contributions to math and science that brought prestige and acclaim to the British Empire. The now “Sir” Isaac Newton showed nerds worldwide that hot chicks could also appreciate a huge noggin that could do the mental heavy lifting. Don’t get me wrong, the birds of the 1700s still liked a man who had a good turn of the calf and could fill out a codpiece, but a man that could work smarter, not harder, was also a keeper.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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