India is considered the birthplace of chess. There, at the beginning of the IV century, Chaturanga appeared, a game on a Board of 8×8 black and white cells, like modern chess. There were also 16 pieces and pawns on each side, but four players played Chaturanga. The sequence of moves was determined by throwing dice. Continue reading
The Bermuda triangle is usually called the area of the Atlantic ocean, where the mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft is allegedly noted.
Its water area is bounded by the sides of the” triangle”, conventionally drawn between Florida and Bermuda, Puerto Rico and again Florida (via the Bahamas).
There are more than enough different hypotheses to explain these disappearances, including unusual weather conditions, “holes in space”, and alien abductions. However, skeptics believe that ships in the Bermuda triangle do not disappear more often than in other areas of The world’s oceans, and their disappearance can be explained by natural causes. Continue reading