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February 19, 2010

Amerika!

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1266623983 ) Play

Guest Question Marathon continues with this really neat question (slightly modified) from Rogi ! What’s the story connecting:

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Cracked by: shenoyvarun86 , Rahulk , udupendra , nishansolo , umang , Bharath , madhur , Raghuvansh , varuns88 , Rogi and Dibyo

Answer:

Quoting Rogi

The Egg of Columbus.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_of_Columbus
The classic example of something being considered impossible till some one does it.
(1) is Tesla’s implementation using a metal egg and electromagnetic fields.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…..f_Columbus
(2) is the monument in Ibiza dedicated to Columbus’ discovery of America.
It is thought that maybe the Columbus version is the first which borrows from the original event, though.
A competition between architects, 15 years earlier, won by Filippo Brunelleschi.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Brunelleschi


12 Responses to “Amerika!”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Tesla’s egg of Columbus, named for apocryphal story about Columbus challenging skeptical noblemen to make an egg stand on its end and then doing it himself. Second is a monument to Columbus in Barcelona shaped like an egg to commemorate this story.


  2. varuns88
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    Egg of Columbus


  3. udupendra
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    Columbus detractors made noises about how anyone could have discovered the New World. Columbus shut them up by asking them to stand an egg on it’s tip. Many years later Tesla did it with electomagnetism. Ashte.


  4. nishansolo

    Story – Egg of Columbus. The expression refers to a popular story of how Christopher Columbus, having been told that discovering the Americas was no great accomplishment, challenged his critics to make an egg stand on its tip and, after they gave up, he did it himself by tapping the egg on the table so as to flatten its tip.

    Pic 2 – Monument to the discovery of America by Columbus in the shape of an egg in Ibiza, alluding to the above story.
    Pic 1 – Nikola Tesla’s Egg of Columbus Tesla’ which performed the feat of Columbus with a copper egg in a rotating magnetic field. The egg spins on its major axis, standing on end due to gyroscopic action.


  5. Columbus? Egg story


  6. Columbus’ Egg Story


  7. madhur
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    1. Tesla’s ‘Egg Of Columbus’
    2. Columbus Ship monument to the discovery of America by Columbus in the shape of an egg in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain

    Egg of Columbus refers to the popular story of how Christopher Columbus, having been told that discovering the Americas was no great accomplishment, challenged his critics to make an egg stand on its tip; and, after they gave up, he did it himself by tapping the egg on the table so as to flatten its tip.


  8. Rogi
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    The Egg of Columbus.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_of_Columbus
    The classic example of something being considered impossible till some one does it.
    (1) is Tesla’s implementation using a metal egg and electromagnetic fields.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.....f_Columbus
    (2) is the monument in Ibiza dedicated to Columbus’ discovery of America.
    It is thought that maybe the Columbus version is the first which borrows from the original event, though.
    A competition between architects, 15 years earlier, won by Filippo Brunelleschi.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Brunelleschi


  9. Dibyo
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    that’s tesla’s “egg of columbus” device, and the other one is an installation called columbus’s egg.

    An egg of Columbus or Columbus’ egg refers to a brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple or easy after the fact.

    The expression refers to a popular story of how Christopher Columbus, having been told that discovering the Americas was no great accomplishment, challenged his critics to make an egg stand on its tip; and, after they gave up, he did it himself by tapping the egg on the table so as to flatten its tip.


  10. umang

    1st pic is the tesla’s egg of columbus and 2nd pic is the egg in sant antoni, ibiza
    connect is egg of columbus!


  11. Bharath
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    1st pic is the tesla’s egg of columbus .. 2nd is the Monument to the discovery of America by Columbus in the shape of an egg in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain. Apparently columbus is supposed to challenged his critics to make an egg stand on its tip.


  12. Rahulk
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    1. Tesla’s egg of Columbus

    2. The original egg of Columbus at Sant Antoni de Portmany


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