Trolling for Hash

Your handy e-guide to hashing around the world

Hash House Harriers

Cyberspace is chock-a-block with primary sources on the activities of Hash House Harriers, including worldwide event listings, lengthy songbooks and memorabilia. (Hashers love to make T-shirts.) Whether you're a neophyte Hasher or a newly minted lurker, the following list will get you started:

· Homepage of the Big Hump St. Louis Hash House Harriers.

· The BellScott: Belleville/Scott Air Force Base Hashers chapter.

· The St. Louis H3: Yet another local Hashers chapter.

· A primer: Consider it Hashing for dummies.

· The Half-Mind Catalog: Calls itself the official source for international Hash events, including a detailed calendar listing. Also features a store and handy information on the history of Hashing. What's with the name? According to the site, it comes from something a Hasher told a New Zealand newspaper in 1978: "If you've half a mind to join the hash, that's all you'll need."

· John Mehlberg has an obsession with an unusual type of folklore: drinking songs. He collects them from various sources and compiles them on this site. Mehlberg's Hashers compendium includes scanned-in copies of old songbooks, as well as lyrics and digital sound files.

· Planning a vacation to Mauritius anytime soon? The island's local Hashers welcome you.

· The World Hash House Harriers Home Page: Hash Bible available for purchase. Many pages open to registered members only, "because, like in Las Vegas, what goes on in the hash stays in the hash."

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