As I travel around...
... I often visit different universities to give talks (often about SearchResearch), to visit with faculty members, or to teach classes. It's a part of my job that I really enjoy--I love teaching, and I'm lucky to have a job that lets me do this fairly often.
However, as I travel around, I often spot various mysteries at these universities that beg for an explanation. Often I find these things while on my run through campus, so I'm usually alone, without a local guide to tell me what these strange things might be.
Can you help me identify these mysteries?
The Challenges this week are pretty straightforward, but might require a bit of sleuthing:
1. What IS this strange animal perched on the edge of the building? And what's the story that led to it being installed on a university campus? (Yes, you could call it a gargoyle, but can you be more specific than that?)
2. What's this odd pattern of bricks over the window? Why is it there?
3. What's this? Where is it? And how long has it been there??
The Challenge here is to go from the image to the answer. Can you do it? Everything you need is out there on the web.
Tell us HOW you found the answers!