Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Search Challenge (March 10, 2010) -

As I mentioned, I spent last weekend in Anchorage, giving a talk at the Alaskan Librarians Association meeting.   During that same weekend, the Iditarod dog sled race started from just down the street.  And that gives us our challenge for today.

Quick:  What's the average weight of an Alaskan husky running in the Iditarod in 2010?

As you probably know, the Iditarod dog sled race commemorates an amazing feat of outdoorsmanship--the transport of a 21 pound container of diptheria vaccine to Nome in order to quell a potentially lethal outbreak.

But if that first question was too easy for you, let's try a harder one.

Can you figure out who actually handed the vaccine to the doctors in Nome in 1925?

And... for extra credit, how much do you think HIS dogs weighed, on average?

Mush on!

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