Germany's biggest individual lottery winner had no time to celebrate after becoming $27 million richer because he was too worried about being late for work.

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous


Source:America's Library
Level: Pre-Intermediate

Click here to Read full Article

Can you guess what the "Inuit Blanket Toss" is?

Where do you think this event is held?

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

What do you think the woman in the photo is doing?

She is competing in the Inuit Blanket Toss. As you can see from the picture, it's sort of like jumping on a trampoline, except the people who are holding the blanket are raising and lowering it to toss the woman. This is a game often played at festivals and other Inuit celebrations. The "blanket" for the game is usually made from seal or walrus skins, so it can handle the pounding that results every time a player lands on it after a "toss." The winner is the player who bounces the highest.

Click here to Read full Article

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

Post-Reading Questions

  1. Who is considered the winner of Blanket Toss Event?

  2. Where is the game often played?

  3. When did this game start?

Click for Answers.