Ten Days of Newton

Hey, for you science buffs, and anyone else who is curious, there’s a great humorous op-ed in the New York Times this morning called, The Ten Days of Newton by Olivia Judson.

She points out that Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the greatest scientist of all time, may have been born on Christmas day, depending on the calendar you use, or he may have been born as late as Jan. 4th. The year was 1642.

So, why not celebrate the Ten Days of Newton?, she asks. She gives us the final verse of a new song to be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:

On the tenth day of Newton,
My true love gave to me,
Ten drops of genius,
Nine silver co-oins,
Eight circling planets,
Seven shades of li-ight,
Six counterfeiters,
Four telescopes,
Three Laws of Motion,
Two awful feuds,
And the discovery of gravity!

Olivia Judson, Sir Isaac Newton, John Lennon:

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  1. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Seev,

    Happy holidays 😉
    Now, that’s a new twist on an old theme !

    Have a great day .

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, Joe, I agree.

    Yes, Barbara, quite a new twist on a old theme. You notice metric system is used.

  3. Mark’s avatar

    This post is missing a “John.”

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Ahh, I get it, Mark. Took me a bit.

    We can only wish that John Lennon could do the song:

                     Olivia Newton John       

    UPDATE: OK, I added the missing “John”. Thanks, Mark.


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