The much-beloved University of Chicago tradition and Guinness World Record-holding Scavenger Hunt returned May 8-12, with a list of 318 items as well as a 10-event Scav Olympics competition.
Some of this year's more intriguing items:
- #5: Someone has placed a rock at 53rd and Kenwood to mark the site of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first kiss, which apparently “tasted like chocolate." But Hyde Parkers don’t have enough information about where and when other major personal events in Barack Obama’s life occurred in our neighborhood. Add your rock, complete with etched, illustrated plaque, to the site of another Barack Obama landmark of your choice.
- #43: Correct the greatest tonsorial tragedy of our time by donating your mustaches to the Institute of Politics.
- #150: We know that, as much as we hope they don’t, some Scavvies wear out during the Hunt and start to get a little sad. What if no one is in Headquarters when that happens!?! The solution? A hug machine! Must be platonic, but not cold, firm, but not uncomfortable.
BroStoMP FM took first place, besting last year's winner Burton-Judson and putting four-time reigning champion Snell-Hitchcock in third place.