He left no written account suggesting this, although there were other documents suggesting that he had spoken to others about it when he was an old man.Historians point to the one particular account written by one of Newton's younger contemporaries, an antiquarian and proto-archaeologist called William Stukeley, who also wrote the first biography of Britain's greatest scientist, entitled Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's Life.The Royal Society in London is making available in digital form the key original manuscript that describes how Newton devised his theory of gravity after witnessing an apple falling from a tree in his mother's garden in Lincolnshire, although there is no evidence to suggest that it hit him on the head.
After seeing how apples always fall straight to the ground, he spent several years working on the mathematics showing that the force of gravity decreased as the inverse square of the distance.
But what evidence is there that Newton was really inspired by a falling apple?
And with the return of the hit ABC reality dating competition series comes a familiar face in the man handing out roses: Arie Luyendyk Jr., who last appeared on the show five years ago, as runner-up to Bachelorette Emily Maynard.
In the premiere’s intro, ABC refreshed fans on Luyendyk, a professional race car driver-turned-real estate agent, and his story, as he claims he hasn’t been in love since he was dumped on TV in 2012.
He has good ole boy charm and was game for all the shenanigans that the women threw at him throughout the night.