Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematical logician who played a pivotal role in breaking German codes during World War II, was a great fan of Disney's Snow White. He was said to have chanted from memory the couplet: 'Dip the apple in the brew / Let the Sleeping Death seep through.' Shortly after the British government 'rewarded' Turing for his brilliant work in cryptography by giving him hormone injections to 'cure' his homosexuality, he committed suicide by biting into a poisoned apple injected with cyanide."

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