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Did you know...
- ...that in 528 BC Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment at the age of 35?
- ...that Occam's Razor is named after William of Ockham's principle that one should "shave off unnecessary entities in explanations"?
- ...that, although untrue, it is said that Immanuel Kant's daily walking routine was so strict and predictable that his neighbors would set their clocks to it?
- ...that Rene Descartes died of pneumonia in Stockholm after braving the chilly climate to teach philosophy to Queen Christina.