You better than the other guy?

Part sport, part art and science.  It’s National Chess Day. (9/1) A game that started in India (some say China) in the 6th century and quickly spread and grew into the game we now know in Italy and Spain around in the mid 15th century…but was also disparaged by major religions at the time. I started […]

Grab a slice!

It’s National Pizza Day.  Yummy. Okay, some flavorful history:  The pizza you know and love would NOT exist without America? (South specifically)  Yes, flatbread started back about 7,000 years ago in Sardinia, but those darn Spaniards brought the Tomato (it’s a fruit BTW) back to Europe. Another bite of history?  The Tomato was first thought to be poisonous and […]

See the pattern?

 It’s the Fibonacci Sequence; which is made by adding the last two numbers to get the next. First seen in India about 3K years ago and in print  in 1202 from a fun math guy named Fibonacci from Italy. 11/23 is Happy Fibonacci Day!  Mathematics is like life: You gotta grow up and solve your problems. […]