The University of Chicago News Office
May 8, 1996 Press Contact: Sabrina Miller
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Weird, Odd “Finds” of Scavenger Hunt Revealed Sunday at University of Chicago

Want to see several University of Chicago students chained together by their pierced body parts? It’s just one of the bizarre offerings at the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, the annual post-midterm traipse around the midwest in search of arcane objects and long-lost answers to trivial questions. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5.

Teams compete to find the most items from a list of approximately 350 items on the official Scavenger Hunt List. They have from noon Thursday, May 2, to noon Sunday, May 5, to bring their collections to Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. on the University of Chicago campus, where points will be totaled and winners named. Cash prizes will be distributed to the 10 teams that finish with the most points.

Among the “finds” the students are seeking this year are a National Guardsman and carrier and a professional wrestler. Contests will include “baking a cake internally” and bicycling as slowly as possible.

In the Scavenger Hunt’s 10-year history, items on the list have included a Ferrari, an “L” train, a walrus and a team member dressed in Post-it notes. Each year the list includes at least one item, such as a snowball from Canada, that requires a road trip.

Also each year, points are awarded to teams whose members contribute to the annual campus-wide blood drive. This year, bloodmobiles will be located in Hutchinson Commons from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3.
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