Friday, November 27, 2009

Hazel's Jokes!

Continuing with my "desert" theme...

Why would Tutankhamun always lose (or draw) at chess?
Answer: Because a king can never checkmate!

Tutankhamun was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh who lived and ruled in the early 14th century BC/BCE. Today, he is commonly known as "King Tut", or the "Boy King".

In chess, a lone king cannot checkmate because it never directly attacks the enemy king. Instead, a player must use other pieces in order to achieve a win.

To find out more about the interesting life of King Tut, visit:

The Art Gallery of Ontario is also hosting a Tutankhamun exhibition from November 24, 2009 to April 18, 2010: "The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs"

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