Hopscotch was invented in the late 1700's, in Edinborough. It was an attempt - by an angry wife - to get her husband to return home directly from his favorite, local pub....
As luck would have it, the lady had had a few pints, herself, that night, and that resulted in the odd sequence of squares 1 thru 10, which we still use, today...
Hopscotch is one of the simplest of children's outdoor games and also one of the oldest. Even so, it needs quite a lot of skill. Several squares are marked out with chalk on the ground in a variety of patterns. The players throw a stone into each of the squares in turn. They have to hop and jump to reach the stone and then hop back to base, going through each square in the proper order. Marks of hopscotch games have been found scratched on stone in the remains of Roman towns.
I miss playing this kid thingy. I learned from the answer. Do we really become smarter with age, or do we become more experienced and less sure of ourselves?
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