Here are some other fun facts about Leonardo da Vinci:
- Leonardo was the first person to come up with the correct explanation for why the sky is blue.
- He drafted plans for an underwater breathing apparatus and a diving bell.
- He designed mechanical flying machines (which of course couldn’t actually fly).
- Leonardo was initially known as a musician, primarily for his ability to play the lyre.
- He was ambidextrous, and could draw simultaneously with both hands.
- One of his conceptual drawings was for an adding machine, essentially an early calculator.
- Leonardo wrote backwards, so his words had to be read using a mirror.