Science & Technology
- Nikola Tesla, second fiddle to Thomas Edison in the public eye of history, created the method of electricity delivery power companies still use today.
- It was the great and arguably mad, if not simply depressed, writer Edgar Allen Poe who wondered in print whether madness was a symptom of the highest intelligence.
- That would be 17th-century genius — and the father of physics — Sir Isaac Newton who held the fairly modest view his genius was simply a glimpse at previously-held knowledge.
- Perhaps his most famous invention — the death ray — Archimedes invented the water screw, a device that culls and carries water from below ground to thirsty people topside.