Hey there everybody! It’s Mr. Philip Campbell with Homeschool Connections History in a Minute. I am your bearded nerdy history guru. And, hey, you ever heard the story of the Gordian Know? This this goes back to the time of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BC. Now there’s a city called Gordium in Asia Minor, which is modern-day Turkey and when Alexander conquered this region around the year 333, he came into the city of Gordium and he found this ancient oxcart that was tied to a yoke with these uh with these straps that were just this horrendous mass of knots, tangled so hopelessly complex that there’s no way to figure out how they were how they were tied. And there was this legend that whoever could loosen this knot would one day be the ruler of Asia. Well of course this excited Alexander immensely and he he came up and a fumbled around with the knot for a little while trying to loosen its ends. And eventually he got frustrated he stepped back and says, “it makes no difference how the knot is loosened.” And he drew his sword and simply sliced the knot in half and happily held up the two ends that he’d cut, showing that he had successfully loosen the knot. This this story has become a metaphor for for thinking outside the box to solve a seemingly impossible problem. So remember Alexander and the Gordian knot next time you’re confronted with a seemingly impossible difficulty. Hey, please subscribe to this channel check us out online at homeschoolconnections.com for more great Catholic educational resources. And remember history is awesome! Thank you.