1. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
  2. Leo Da Vinci could write with one hand
  3. and draw with the other at the same time.
  4. Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.
  5. 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.
  6. Leonardo DiCaprio's name is Leonardo because his mother was standing in front of a Leonardo Da Vinci's portrait when he first kicked.
  7. Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him
  8. that Earth is much older than the Bible implies.
  9. A face-recognition software determined that Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry.
  10. Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.
  11. Leonardo Da Vinci was homeschooled and lacked a formal education in Greek and Latin.
  12. Leonardo Da Vinci designed an armored car, a scythed chariot, a pile driver, a pulley, a lagoon dredge, and a flying ship.
  13. Leo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals
  14. at the market just to set them free.
  15. Leonardo Da Vinci's last words were: "I have offended God and mankind. My work did not reach the quality it should have."
  16. Leonardo Da Vinci was almost put to death for sodomy. When no witnesses came forward, his case was dismissed.
  17. There's no evidence that any of Leonardo Da Vinci's inventions were ever built and none of his writings were published during his lifetime.
  18. Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa became the world's most famous painting after it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911.
  19. Despite being one of the most famous painters in history, only 15 paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci are known to exist.
  20. In 2003, Leonardo Da Vinci's machines were built and tested according to his original designs for a documentary. Some were successful and others proved to be impractical.
  21. Leonardo Da Vinci was a prankster: he would put fake wings and horns on lizards to scare people in the Vatican.
  22. Leonardo Da Vinci was the illegitimate son
  23. of a wealthy Florentine legal notary and a peasant.
  24. Leonardo Da Vinci signed his initials on the right pupil of the Mona Lisa.
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