I didn't know about Mona Lisa's robbery 100 years ago. It looks like Guillaume Apollinaire accused his friend Pablo Picasso of being implicated in the crime . "Thinking they had found their way into a crime ring that might be behind the Mona Lisa case, the cops then dragged Picasso before a magistrate for questioning." http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1894006,00.html
Roger Bacon thinking about flying machines before Leonardo da Vinci:
"Roger Bacon has described the direction he would like to follow in his inventions, impossible to carry out in his own day from lack of mechanical skill..... he would follow on with the Flying Machine.. Possunt etiam fieri INSTRUMENTA VOLANDI"
Raised in Spain, living in Tokyo. Blogging since 2003 at Kirainet. Authored two books: A Geek in Japan, best seller in its category, and Momentos, a book with some of my best pictures. I love travelling, programming computers, reading, writing and taking pictures.
I once run an experiment handling the largest particle accelerator in the world together with whom became three of my best friends