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Most people who know that 10 to the 23rd power equals 1.0 times 10²³ also knew that Oct. 23 was National Mole Day, a day for chemists to celebrate the chemistry unit of measure.

To celebrate the day, four chemistry majors from Western participated in the 2010 “Mole Bowl,” a science competition held at Fairfield University. Competing against about a dozen other students from Fairfield and Sacred Heart universities, the WCSU team took first place in the event after correctly answering nearly all 40 questions posed. The win earned them $300 and the trophy — a stuffed mole.

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Brandon Litwin, David Ermert, Rebecca Greene-Cramer and Felix Sathoud display their trophy - a stuffed mole.