We Made Uranium! Univ. of Chicago's Scav Hunt Book Launch (WILLIAMSBURG)

This event will be held at our Williamsburg location (76 N. 4th St in Brooklyn). 

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 land.

Item #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.


Join editor Leila Sales and essayists Dave Franklin, Adam Brozynski, Sarah Rosenshine, and Joel Putnam to celebrate the launch of WE MADE URANIUM!

WE MADE URANIUM! is a collection of personal essays about the University of Chicago's Scav Hunt. Scav Hunt is the world's largest annual scavenger hunt, dating back to 1987. Every year for four days in May, thousands of people compete to find, create, and perform roughly 350 items, all of which can be accomplished within a 1,000-mile radius of Chicago.

More about Scav Hunt: http://scavhunt.uchicago.edu/
More about the book: https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/W/bo28482568.html

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

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