3 Types of stories that work in training

Long ago, the king of Syracuse suspected that his crown was not made entirely out of gold and asked Archimedes to figure out a way to verify it. The ancient scientist thought long and hard about it before figuring out (while taking a bath) that if he dipped the crown in water and measure the displacement, he could say how much of the precious metal was in it. Upon realizing this he shouted ‘eureka’, a word we are still very fond of today and use it when we discover or accomplish something.

In the 15th century, Columbus set sail for the Indies to get precious spices but got lost and landed in America, changing the known geography of the period. In a more recent time, Napoleon set about to conquer all of Europe but he was defeated by the Russian winter.

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