Hack Your Brain - Trivia

Hack Your Brain - Trivia

These are companion slides to "Hack Your Brain", which has pictures of brilliant people.

All of them have trivia and fun facts, making them even more rememberable. You should "Wikipedia-them-all" :)

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Sylvain Abélard

February 12, 2013
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  1. @abelar_s - maitre-du-monde.fr hAcK yOuR brAin - TRIVIA These are

    companion slides to « Hack Your Brain » It has pictures of brilliant people. All of them have trivia and fun facts, making them even more rememberable :) lundi 11 février 2013
  2. Who am I ? ‣ EPITA, Faveod, ParisRB ‣ Ruby

    since 2006 ‣ Rails since 2007 And I have some heroes. For Science. ‣ they’re in no particular order ‣ they may have much, much more trivia ‣ some of these fun facts might be myths lundi 11 février 2013
  3. leOnArdO dA VinCi Known for: ‣ Renaissance man Trivia: ‣

    illegitimate son ‣ procrastinator ‣ had a pet dragon ‣ visit the Clos Lucé :) lundi 11 février 2013
  4. AlbeRt einSteiN Known for: ‣ relativity Trivia: ‣ not wearing

    socks ‣ let his driver do his conference? lundi 11 février 2013
  5. Known for: ‣ incompleteness theorem Trivia: ‣ found loopholes in

    the US constitution ‣ starved to death KuRt GÖdel lundi 11 février 2013
  6. eVAriStE GaLOiS Known for: ‣ well... Galois’ theory ‣ maths

    / algebra Trivia: ‣ was challenged to a duel he knew he couldn’t win ‣ stayed up all night writing maths? ‣ lost the duel lundi 11 février 2013
  7. Karl-fRiedRiCh GAuSS Known for: ‣ general math awesomeness Trivia: ‣

    was too smart at age 3 lundi 11 février 2013
  8. JeAn-frAnÇOiS ChaMPOlliON Known for: ‣ decyphering hieroglyphs Trivia: ‣ spoke

    many dead languages by age 12 lundi 11 février 2013
  9. BlAiSE PaSCaL Known for: ‣ Pascaline (calculator) ‣ many sciences

    Trivia: ‣ Pascal’s wager lundi 11 février 2013
  10. BObbY fiSch eR Known for: ‣ chess grandmaster Trivia: ‣

    problems with the FBI lundi 11 février 2013
  11. SRinivaSa RaManuJan Known for: ‣ math awesomeness Trivia: ‣ his

    letters were believed to be an elaborate prank ‣ no proofs in the first books he read ‣ died from a disease in the UK lundi 11 février 2013
  12. gRaCE hOppeR Known for: ‣ general computer awesomeness ‣ building

    stuff you use ‣ COBOL / FORTRAN Trivia: ‣ US army ‣ 1st compiler ‣ 1st « bug » lundi 11 février 2013
  13. BenjamiN fRanKlin Known for: ‣ US president ‣ Science and

    thunder Trivia: ‣ Day of the Tentacle cameo ‣ way too much trivia lundi 11 février 2013
  14. ArChiMèdE Known for: ‣ his bath Trivia: ‣ died because

    he pissed off a soldier during Syracuse’s fall lundi 11 février 2013
  15. GOttfRied-Wilh elm liebniZ Known for: ‣ science Trivia: ‣ rivality

    with Newton ‣ df/dx is Liebniz’s ‣ dotted f is Newton’s ‣ « monad » lundi 11 février 2013
  16. Ada ByROn-lOVelACe Known for: ‣ the first computer: « analytical

    engine » Trivia: ‣ did you notice her first name? ‣ took gambling to get funding... got in debt ‣ her portrait on some MS’s holograms lundi 11 février 2013
  17. RiChaRd feYnMan Known for: ‣ Manhattan project Trivia: ‣ his

    pick-up technique lundi 11 février 2013
  18. MariA SKłOdOwSKa Known for: ‣ radioactivity Trivia: ‣ her nationality

    will drive you into endless debates if you’re french or polish ‣ death by her own discovery lundi 11 février 2013
  19. Alan TuRinG Known for: ‣ Computer Science Trivia: ‣ sad

    death ‣ excuses from the government by JGC lundi 11 février 2013