The Columbus’ Egg Fable – and it is a fable because this is totally a made-up story – is mentioned in this chapter. For those of you who can’t be arsed to look it up in Wikipedia, our mighty translator did the footwork for you:
After Columbus discovered America, one of the Spanish noblemen wasn’t impressed by the discovery saying that given time, anyone could’ve done it and it wasn’t Columbus‘ skill. So Columbus challenged him to make the egg stand on its own with no help. After the noblemen failed, Columbus cracked the end a bit and balanced the egg to stand on the flattened end. Moral: A challenge is only simple after you know how to do it. The triumph is in having the courage to try something new and being the first to try it.
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