1. He Painted the Mona Lisa: He painted the most famous work of art ever. Do you know how many paintings there are in existence? Do you realize how many GREAT paintings there are in existence? It means a lot to have created the most famous one ever. It also means a lot that it’s a painting of a woman, just a woman, and yet is the most studied work of art ever. The painting of this woman with the enigmatic air about her has more depth and feeling than 99.9% of actual human beings. Leonardo da Vinci wins.
2. He Created The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man: Maybe he thought he could top the Mona Lisa? Either way, da Vinci figured he’d pop out a couple more of the most famous works of art ever. Most men today have problems painting a bedroom and that’s why we lose yet again.
3. He Invented The Ball Bearing: The ball bearing is an essential part of most modern technology and he invented it in his spare time, when he wasn’t creating the greatest works of art the world has ever seen. Many men today would probably have difficulty spelling ball bearing, that or they would think it’s a sex device.
4. He Invented The Parachute: Yeah, the actual parachute. He invented it and knew that it would work without testing. The closest we’ve ever come to a parachute is jumping out of a plane with some douche strapped to our back. The losses just keep piling up.
5. He Invented The Machine Gun: He called it a 33-Barrelled Organ and had it ever been built it would have made whoever had it in their possession the leader of the free world. Again, this was just an idea in his notebook, a side project. His side projects could have changed the course of history and ours is a birdhouse.
6.He Was Working On a Robotic Soldier: Doctors couldn’t figure out how to make people not die from the common cold and Leonardo da Vinci was examining corpses and figuring out how the human body worked so he could apply it to robotics. Yeah, pretty cool.
Of course, no man is perfect. Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian. He’s still way ahead of us though.
Article By: Jon DaBove