There's nothing really connecting the behavior of the Nile, metallurgy, and the behavior of prices except that I had the mathematical tools to explain them.
I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.
The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market.
An exquisitely complex shape now known as the Mandlebrot set has been called the most complex object in mathematics.
Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills.