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On Eating a Hot Dog

Posted by Adleri-ann
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on Sunday, 20 January 2013
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I am standing in front of a food stand deciding to buy a hotdog, when I hear these two guys, owners of the stand, talking about chess.  My ears perk up.  This is not the usual topic I would expect to hear.  Asking the nature of the conversation I learn that in Midieval times when Kings didn't have enough money for a standing army, they would wage war by having a chess player play against their enemy. Each group would put up their best chess player.   Whoever won the game would win for the country, and the loser would be conquered.  

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