When Sir Isaac Newton was a boy, he was more interested in making mechanical devices than in studying. He made a windmill which could grind wheat and corn, and he made a water clock and a sundial. His teachers thought of him as a weak student because he didn’t do very well. He wanted to go to college, but he didn't have the money to go. He enrolled at the lowest entry, which was the cheapest. In this position he had to serve the other students by doing chores for them. He even ate the leftovers of their meals, but he would do anything to get an opportunity to learn. Even when he was in college, he was not outstanding and received no awards. When the university shut down because of the plague (an illness where people caught diseases and died suddenly), he went home and continued to study on his own. He had a notebook with 140 blank pages and he began to fill them with notes as he read and experimented about different things around him. His childlike curiosity
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