The second week’s challenge involves Abraham Lincoln. At 22, he struck out on his own by canoeing down the Sangamon River and taking a flatboat job up and down the Illinois and Mississippi. Reportedly handy with an ax, he would later be nicknamed the “rail splitter”. This leads directly to this week’s challenge.
The first challenge takes you to the Inside Passage, a shipping lane from Washington to Alaska. During the revolution, the British explorers described mystic totem poles in the Land of the Golden Spruce. Your task is to find the Golden Spruce and find the puzzle piece that exists there. Though you don’t get a whole lot of detail here, you don’t really need much either. Just know that this is the starting point for your adventure in the Treasure Hunters Challenge.
It looks like NBC is getting into the game with their new Treasure Hunters show. They have created a Treasure Hunters Challenge site that you can play to enhance the experience. While not as immense in scope as The Hanso Foundation, it’s still not bad (and you may win money). What’s more is that it seems to have some end in site, while The Lost Experience seems almost never-ending.
Last night, the Carolina Hurricanes whipped up on the Edmonton Oilers in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to bring North Carolina its first major league trophy of any kind. Of course, there are those who would argue that hockey isn’t really a major league sport, and you are entitled to your opinion.
Of course the world is abuzz with the talk of the death of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. Once again, I’m puzzled. I find that happens a lot lately.
The first thing I find odd is that apparently there was a camera that took a picture of his head (hey, that’s what they are reporting) two minutes after the second 500 pound GBU-12 laser-guided bomb fell on the house where he was found.
Hrm. Perhaps I’m not a Libertarian after all. Maybe I’m a Pirate*.
*No, probably not. But at least if we’re going to be giving up all our money we can talk well and have eye patches and good parties and the like.