Whether it's timing yourself to see how fast you can fill the coffee maker or counting how many steps it is to the bus stop in the morning, there's something about the monotony of a daily routine that makes you want to turn it into a game. The people of 18th-century Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) were no different — it's just that the game they played with the seven bridges in their town ended up sparking the interest of one of history's greatest mathematicians.

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Written by
Ashley Hamer
January 8, 2019

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