Contest 11: Sound-Bite History
The recent Battle in Seattle recalls other place-specific historic confrontations, such as Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila. This week we are asking you to assist future historians by reducing great events (good, evil or just well-known, in the past present or future) to rhyming sound bites. The event must, of course, be associated with a geographic entity.
Examples: The Wastings at Hastings. No Hypothalamus in Los Alamos.
Deadline for Contest 11 entries is Friday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. Send entries by e-mail (email@example.com; put the words "Extreme Travel Trivia" in the subject field), fax (202-334-1069) or U.S. mail (Extreme Travel Trivia, Washington Post Travel section, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071). Winners, chosen at random from among all correct entries, receive a Travel section mug. One entry per person per contest. Employees of The Washington Post are ineligible to win prizes. Entries become property of The Washington Post, which may edit, publish, distribute and republish the information in any form, including paper and electronic media.
Results from Contest 9: AFRICA OVERLAND
In Contest 9 we invited you to chart an overland route through continental Africa, in which you would visit every country only once, without retracing your steps. Congratulations to Earl Kennedy of Washington, who was one among many who figured out you could start or finish your journey only from either Lesotho (surrounded by South Africa) or the Gambia (surrounded by Senegal). Remember, the rules stated you couldn't retrace your steps, so the two countries surrounded entirely by others had to be the beginning and end points. Tricky? What do you expect? The oversize Travel mug will come in handy the next time Kennedy crosses the Sahara. To those of you lobbying for the countries of Djibouti, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic, we say: You can't get there from there.
NEXT WEEK: WINNER FROM CONTEST 10, SISTER ACT