During the Siege of Leningrad in WWII, 9 Soviet scientists died of starvation while protecting the world’s largest seed bank, refusing to eat what they saw as their country’s future.
The people of Denmark were justifiably proud when one of their own, Niels Bohr, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. The famous Carlsberg brewery marked the occasion by giving him a house and piping fresh beer into it continuously, straight from the brewery.
Nikola Tesla was an advocate of sterilizing criminal, people with mental problems and believed that by 2100 people who aren’t “desirable parents” shouldn’t be able to breed.
The guy who discovered Pluto is on his way there as you read this.