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:: By Mary Ruth Yoe

:: Photography by Dan Dry

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(a light-hearted look at all things Chicago)

How low can Scav go?

Perhaps the most retro competition in the Scav Olympics was the two-person limbo—“tied together (2 people, 3 legs, bring your own ties).” The 2007 version of the student-run Scavenger Hunt, billed as the world’s largest, offered points for 330 different items—for example, 16 points for a “Gingerbread House of Ill Repute.” Adding to what the judges termed “a classy event,” team captains were required to attend Scav’s public events in full-length ball gowns. At Sunday’s Judgment Day, Snell-Hitchcock emerged victorious, with Max Palevsky second and the Federation of Independent Scav hunt Teams (FIST) third. There were no appeals, no doubt because the rules had the subject covered: “13. Decisions. All decisions of the judges are final. Final. 14. Final. See Decisions.”