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Scavengers Get Accidental Education

You might wind up learning a thing or two on one wacky scavenger hunt that runs across seven major cities.

You might wind up learning a thing or two on one wacky scavenger hunt that runs across seven major cities.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:24 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – People are getting an accidental education in the funnest way possible through crazy scavenger hunts.

Watson Adventures is a New York-based company that sets up scavenger hunts in seven cities across America including the Big Apple, Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago.

Participants aren’t hunting for hidden objects, though.

Actually, they’re on the lookout for bits of historical knowledge, as they’re asked trivia questions about specific art pieces, neighborhoods, buildings, and other places and things they come across while touring various locations like museums.

And in the middle of running around town collecting this info, they’re being tricked into learning a thing or two.

As spokesperson Carly Blatt explains, “It’s almost like getting an accidental education. They’re learning history about different areas while having fun and it whets their appetite to learn more.”

The company believes locals get to know their neighborhoods better thanks to the scavenger hunts, while tourists get the secret scoop.

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