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Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of Texas' professional sports teams.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Find a way to record your fastest fastball pitch, either softball or baseball. Put the MPH in the description and what you threw.
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship-shape.
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
Have your team crack open a few bottles of champagne or sparkling cider and spray them all over each other like you've just won the indy 500.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Choreograph a team dance and perform it with audible music in a crowded area. Get permission first from the owner/operator of the crowded area unless it is a free public space.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Get help from strangers and spell "QUESTIVAL" using one human body as each of the letters. Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.
Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
While acting like a civilized adult and friend-of-the-animals (don't be a buffoon), take a photo with a peacock or peahen at Mayfield Park.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.