VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.freejokes.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
Dreaming
Marie Antoinette
Fools


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
An Odd Grenadier
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
Questioning
The Princess Charlotte
Sir W. Scott
Mimic Reclaimed
Marshal De Nevailles
George I




Maclaurin

Anecdotes Home






This celebrated Professor of Mathematics in Edinburgh College,
and the able expounder of Newton's _Principia_, always dislocated his jaw,
and was unable to shut his mouth, when he yawned. At the same time his
instinct of imitation was so strong, that he could not resist yawning when
he witnessed that act in others. His pupils were not slow in discovering,
and taking advantage of this physical weakness. When tired of his lecture,
they either began to yawn, or open their mouths in imitation of that act,
and the prelection was interrupted. The Professor stood before them with
his mouth wide open, and could not proceed till he rang for his servant to
come and shut it. In the meantime the mischievous disciples of Euclid had
effected their escape.





Next: William III. and St. Evremond

Previous: Edinburgh



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2069





Random Anecdotes

Kosciusko
William Iii. And St. Evremond
French Peasant Girl
Marshal Boufflers
Johnson And Wilkes
Ingenious Contrivance
Shaving A Queen
Servant At Noyon
A Test
Marie Antoinette
Pope The Poet
Fear Of Death
Frederick The Great
Sporting
Lord Cochrane
Sheridan
A Reproof
Mungo Park
Admiral Thurot
Italian Peasant
Chantrey's First Sculpture
Abernethy
Filial Affection
A Soldier's Wife
Bishop And His Clerks