April 28, 1686

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1686 the first volume of Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathamatic” was published. The critics of the day proclaimed it virtually unreadable as it had no plot, no story, no boy meets girl, boy loses girl and boy then finds girl. They even protested that there weren’t even any pictures of funny little animals dressed in people clothes pretending to be farmers, barbers, or policemen. When it was finally explained that it was a book about mathematical formula, the literary critics of the day threw their hands up in the air and left in disgust, certain such a book would be a failure.

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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