In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. The prize money was larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, so Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets, and won several times.
Ancient Roman philosophers sported different styles of beards to distinguish which school of philosophy they belonged to.
When Alexander the Great asked the philosopher Diogenes why he was sifting through the garbage, Diogenes responded,”I am looking for the bones of your father but I cannot distinguish them from the bones of his slaves.”
There are two famous guys named Hippocrates. One for medicine and one for mathematics.
During a lecture, an Oxford philosopher made the claim that although a double negative in English implies a positive meaning, there is no language in which a double positive implies a negative. To which Philosopher Sidney Morgenbesser responded with a dismissive tone, “Yeah, yeah.”
Guy Debord, French Marxist literary theorist, published his first book with a sandpaper cover so that books placed next to it would be destroyed.
A man who lived 2000 years ago was said to be the Son of God by his followers, performed miracles, and was executed by Roman authority….and it wasn’t Jesus.