You will come across such delights as the artificial duck that ate, drank and quacked; the tax on bachelors; early attempts at ballooning; the clever cat; horse-racing by machinery; leeches; powdering the hair; early steam carriages. And of course the baboon playing chess with an Emperor.
Or so it says here.
In entirely unrelated news, I know one thing each about the chessers who made it to the final of the World Cup.
... to do with chess Index