Columbus egg

The Italian historian Girolami Benzoli in his book "History of the New World" told such an interesting fact: when Columbus, during one of the receptions in the palace, talked about how he discovered America, one of the nobles present said: "Spain is a great country, in which there are many enlightened people and anyone could do the same. ”In response, Columbus suggested that he solve a small problem: put an egg vertically on the table. When none of the braggarts could do this, Columbus broke the egg from the butt and put it on the table, solving the problem in a couple of seconds. All subjects said that they could have done so. But Columbus replied: "The only difference is that you could have done it, but I did it in reality." The Columbian Egg Monument was erected in San Antonio.

Source: Wikipedia