We Made Uranium!: And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago's Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt




      We Made Uranium!: And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago's Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt
Item 176 A fire drill No, not an exercise in which occupants of a building practice leaving the building safely A drill which safely emits a bit of fire, the approximate shape and size of a drill bit. Item 74 Enter a lecture class in street clothes Receive loud phone call Shout I NEED TO GO, THE CITY NEEDS ME Remove street clothes to reveal superhero apparel Run out for the good of the landItem 293 Hypnotizing a chicken seems easy, but if the Wikipedia article on the practice is to be believed, debate on the optimal method is heated Do some trials on a real chicken and submit a report for science of course. Item 234 A walking, working, people powered but preferably wind powered Strandbeest. Item 188 Fattest cat Points per pound. The University of Chicago s annual Scavenger Hunt or Scav is one of the most storied college traditions in America Every year, teams of hundreds of competitors scramble over four days to complete roughly 350 challenges The tasks range from moments of silliness to 1,000 mile road trips, and they call on participants to fully embrace the absurd For students it is a rite of passage, and for the surrounding community it is a chance to glimpse the lighter side of a notoriously serious university We Made Uraniumshares the stories behind Scav, told by participants and judges from the hunt s than thirty year history The twenty three essays range from the shockingly successful a genuine, if minuscule, nuclear reaction created in a dorm room to the endearing failures it s hard to build a carwash for a train , and all the chicken hypnotisms and permanent tattoos in between Taken together, they show how a scavenger hunt once meant for blowing off steam before finals has grown into one of the most outrageous annual traditions at any university The tales told here are absurd, uplifting, hilarious, and thought provoking and they are all one hundred percent true. Read We Made Uranium!: And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago's Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt by Leila Sales – heartforum.co.uk

Leila Sales was born in 1984 and grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in psychology in 2006 Now she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in the mostly glamorous world of children s book publishing Leila spends most of her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, dance parties, and stories that she wants to write Please note that I do not respond to messages sent to me via Goodreads mail I love hearing from readers, but would ask you to email me at leila leilasales.com, or tweet at me LeilaSalesBooks Thank you

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • We Made Uranium!: And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago's Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt
  • Leila Sales
  • 01 June 2019
  • 022657184X

10 thoughts on “ We Made Uranium!: And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago's Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt

  1. Leah Rachel von Essen says:

    Very solid book that brings together the outrageous and bizarre tradition of Scav Hunt It hits all the big points, from the Scavvenwedding to the reactor to Graceland Too to trainwashing to Scavair I also enjoyed additions I didn t know of, from the story of how two men enter, one man leaves became part of the competition to the history of the coleslaw item, and stories that unlike thefamous legends, I had never hea...

  2. Marshaferz says:

    Super fun for those with knowledge of UChicago s Scav Hunt and those just learning These stories really give the breadth of experiences, along with some really fun lists I enjoyed this and both of my kids are loving it too

  3. Zofie says:

    hilariously true stories from the experience of scavvies st UofC.

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