Monday, November 8, 2010

Congratulations to our "Year of Oceania" trivia contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Oceania Trivia contest:

Christie Mason
Janet Rodning
Cathy Wilson

The answer to the question “Without the use of their eyes, what three things did the early Polynesian people know about the ocean water that enabled them to navigate from island to island?” is:
1) Hearing- The change of rhythmic set of waves against the hull could indicate an island out of sight.
2) Taste and smell- The salinity of the water becomes less as you get closer to land due to the fresh water runoff, and they would be able to smell the vegetation from the islands.
3) Feel- The temperature of the water changes as you come closer to land.

WINNERS, you came closest to the answer so please stop by the library to receive your T-Shirts!
--Stephanie Olsen

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