18 November 2011

Did You Know...? Part 5

Celebrated French architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel engraved the names of 72 engineers and mathematicians on the four sides of his famous Eiffel Tower.

Why?

To pay tribute to their scientific contributions to the world.

Aside from being scientists, these 72 people share one other trait — they're all men.

To find out whose names (including occupation) have been engraved on the tower, you can visit this page on the official Eiffel Tower website.

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