An egg of Columbus or Columbus' egg (Italian: uovo di Colombo ) refers to a brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple or easy after the fact. The expression refers to an apocryphal story in which Christopher Columbus, having been told that discovering the Americas was inevitable and no great accomplishment, challenges his critics to make an egg stand on its tip. After his challengers give up, Columbus does it himself by tapping the egg on the table to flatten its tip.
Game prototype:Eggs A-Scramblin. The Strong National Museum of Play. From the collection of. Ron Dubren earned a P. in Clinical Psychology at NYU in 1975. He considers himself both an artist and a toy inventor. In the world of toys, Dubren created some of the most memorable and innovative examples both alone and in collaboration with other inventors. Title: Game prototype:Eggs A-Scramblin. Location: New York, NY. Subject Keywords: egg, nest. Medium: printed paper, plastic. Inventor: Ron Dubren Larry Mass.
An egg of Columbus or Columbus' egg refers to a brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple or easy after the fact. is full of great men clever in cosmography and literature. Columbus said nothing in answer to these words, but having desired an egg to be brought to him, he placed it on the table saying: "Gentlemen, I will lay a wager with any of you, that you will not make this egg stand up as I will, naked and without anything at al. They all tried, and no one succeeded in making it stand up.
Menster Phip & the Phipsters. Menster Phip & the Phipsters.
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