For Whom Wealth Matters
August 9, 2012
Filed under Entrepreneurship
Tagged with determination, find a way or make a way, firm resolve, getting things done, Hannibal, Hannibal Quote, postaday
About Keerthika SingaravelEngineer,Investor,Businessperson
okay – this is my new mantra – I shall find a way or make one!
You know making a new way is often easier than finding a way?
a truth for sure
Reblogged this on shafiqah1 and commented:
Hannibal, a man who deserves high honors A truly elite warrior and strategist!
Hannibal, a man who deserves high honors :D A truly elite warrior and strategist!
Hannibal achieved his goal with vinegar amazingly.
I didn’t get you.Vinegar?
He used vinegar to clear a path for his elephants through the mountains.
Really?I didn’t know that.
Vinegar has amazing uses :-)
How exactly did that work?
I am unsure of the science of it, though ancient writers have written that boulders were broken up using vinegar and fire. Vinegar is a form of bad wine which it appears Hannibal had plenty of.
This is from the works of Livy as far as I can determine by googling.Apparently vinegar was used to accelerate the freeze and thaw cycle and break rocks to make a way through a rockfall.Apparently at the time this technique was known to miners.Any liquid might have sufficed but bad wine was a waste and in surplus so believed to be used.
I was surprised to find out that the exact route Hannibal took is still unknown.No archaeological evidence has been found for it.
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