1. Today in Sunday School Mike said I should find the history of chess and put it on my blog. Here it is, courtesy of Wikipedia. I've only skimmed it so far, but I don't think it explains where the knight got that L-thing.
This article on the knight's tour is over my head, but it has really interesting animations. Check it out (and then tell me what it says . . .).
2. My extensive world knowledge up to this point has led me to the following conclusions:
If you are a man and want to connect with other men anywhere in the world, love coffee, chess, and soccer.
If you are a woman who wants to connect with women, I'm at a loss. Maybe get yourself a tragic love story?