C is Columbus

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Christopher Columbus failed to make an egg stand on its tip on a table
C is Columbus, who tries to explain
How to balance an egg—to the utter disdain
Of Confucius, Carlyle, Cleopatra, and Cain.

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Historical and mythical figures are gathered around a table where Christopher Columbus tried to make an egg stand on its tip—and failed, as the egg can be seen lying broken.

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