Defying fundamental laws of nature, Team Heisenberg (representing Chemistry) emerged as the victors of the GPS Scavenger Hunt held during the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium on May 1, 2014, with the Infectious Pathogens (representing Biology and Environmental Studies), Lost Chords (Music), and Action Potentials (Psychology) hot on their heels. Observers following their progress through GPS tracking noted that clues that stumped other teams, such as “LARGE integer series.
4Fe + 3O2 + 6H2O -> 4Fe(OH)3“, did not slow the remarkably rapid progress of Team Heisenberg, who completed the course in an age-adjusted time of just 17 minutes! Did it help that the clues were constructed by other chemists? Probably, but we’ll take the victory anyway!