TIL that while impressed by his book “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica”, the UK’s science academy couldn’t publish Isaac Newton’s book due to being nearly bankrupt from spending all of its money printing the “History of Fish”. Thankfully, scientist Edmond Halley’s funded the printing.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/apr/19/royal-society-publish-isaac-newton-principia

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