Let’s face it, we all have our moments of pettiness, but have you ever done something sneaky to keep someone you know from becoming more successful than you? Hopefully not, but one man’s powerful jealousy probably caused some tense moments at holiday dinners.
Daniel Bernoulli, an 18th Century Swiss mathematician, published a book titled “Hydrodynamica” in 1738. According to The History Channel, Bernoulli’s father, Johann, because so jealous after his son published his book that the father wrote his own book on hydraulics and predated it in a futile attempt to take credit for his son’s findings.
That’s pretty sneaky.