1. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
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  2. Leo Da Vinci could write with one hand
    and draw with the other at the same time.
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  3. Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.
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  4. Bill Gates bought Da Vinci's Codex Leicester in 1994 for US$30 million. A few pages were used as screen saver on Windows 95.
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  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.
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  6. Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him
    that Earth is much older than the Bible implies.
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  7. A face-recognition software determined that Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry.
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  8. Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.
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  9. Leonardo Da Vinci was homeschooled and lacked a formal education in Greek and Latin.
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  10. Leonardo Da Vinci designed an armored car, a scythed chariot, a pile driver, a pulley, a lagoon dredge, and a flying ship.
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  11. Leo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals
    at the market just to set them free.
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  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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  13. Leonardo Da Vinci was almost put to death for sodomy. When no witnesses came forward, his case was dismissed.
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  14. 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.
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  15. Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa became the world's most famous painting after it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911.
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  16. Despite being one of the most famous painters in history, only 15 paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci are known to exist.
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  17. 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.
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  18. Leonardo Da Vinci was a prankster: he would put fake wings and horns on lizards to scare people in the Vatican.
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  19. Leonardo Da Vinci was the illegitimate son
    of a wealthy Florentine legal notary and a peasant.
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  20. Leonardo Da Vinci signed his initials on the right pupil of the Mona Lisa.
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  21. After dissecting cadavers, Leonardo Da Vinci replaced the muscles with strings to see how they worked.
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  22. Leonardo Da Vinci was an accomplished lyre player.
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  23. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person to observe the curvature of the human spine. Until then everyone had assumed that it was straight.
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