|3 Called polygons,
4 That fit inside each other,
5 For some reason.
6 This obviously brilliant idea caused aKepler to spend his whole life making polygons out of wood and trying to reconstruct the universe,
7 Until he suddenly discovered that the earth revolves around the sun,
8 Though not in circles, the way Copernicus thought,
9 But in ovals,
10 Called elliptical orbits,
11 bWhich made Kepler extremely depressed,
12 For some reason,
13 But was the right answer,
14 For some reason.
15 And physics wasn't the only science in which the Giants made brilliant discoveries.
CHAPTER 91 For example, there was a Giant named cLeonardo da Vinci who thought up dozens of brilliant scientific ideas,
2 Like dtanks, which nobody knew what they were for,
3 And eairplanes, which nobody knew how to build,
4 And a lot of other great things too,
5 fLike anatomy.
6 It was gLeonardo da Vinci who discovered that the bodies of apes had bones and muscles and so forth,
7 Which would make pictures of naked ladies a lot more realistic and convincing if you painted them that way,
8 And which was a tremendous breakthrough,
||9 Since before Leonardo everybody thought that bodies were made of hsomething else,
10 Or something like that.
11 Anyway, Leonardo was so brilliant that he was also a Giant in art,
12 Painting the iMona Lisa and the jLast Supper,
13 Even though they all had clothes on,
14 And were therefore the most unusual works of art produced during the Renaissance.
CHAPTER 101 Another anatomical Giant of the Renaissance was kMichelangelo, who specialized in making very big art.
2 He was also controversial because he made very large paintings and statues of lnaked biblical characters.
3 For example, he made a large naked statue of mDavid,
4 And then he painted naked pictures of nAdam and Eve and other biblical characters all over the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel,
5 But it was okay,
6 oBecause he always put clothes on the pVirgin Mary,
7 And qGod, of course,
8 And he also had permission from the rPope,
9 Who was having a lot of wars and almost no other fun to speak of,
10 And therefore thought it would be fun to watch sMichelangelo lie on his back on a scaffold painting naked pictures in church,
11 For about ten years,
12 Which it was.
13 tIn fact, it was so much fun that popes, nobles and other Christians who had lots of land and money and buildings decided to make a sport out of art,