I got a paper cut on my finger today - not very nice when you're cooking, that's for sure. Yes, you can get paper cuts from cracker boxes! I should have known better. Since it's been on my mind constantly, I decided to look up something to do with chess and fingers. What I found was quite strange...
Did you know...in the eighth century AD, Indian chess players had to cut off a finger if they lost?
Wow, that makes me feel better about only getting a paper cut. With the number of times I've lost, I'd have no fingers left!
Here's the link (don't worry, it's all trivia, no images or extensive details): http://molly.kalafut.org/aboutme/games/chess.html