Newton has some cause to be rather pissed off at Riemann. After all, without Riemann’s work on the mathematical foundations of non-Euclidean space, Einstein would have had a hard time of his own work, and Newton’s world system might have continued unsullied for centuries to come. But, as those of you who have recently been in the position of renting a diving bell no doubt know, when first Lady Bell bites you, there is no indignity a man will not suffer to have her.
The exact number of orphans Leibniz saved during his life has been disputed by scholars for centuries. There has been general agreement however, that his hair was immense.
– Count Dolby von Luckner