The Guardians of the Cotopaxi

Take a picture of a ghost.
#questival
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
theyoungfellas.tumblr.com #questival
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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collision!! #questival
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Robert F Wagner Junior park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Time to🍹! #questival
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
Always run in central park but never saw this. In the future, take the time to notice your surroundings! It could be pretty interesting! #questival
Show us your best layup in the KAWS designed basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park
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#readyfornba #questival
Send a net. Save a life. - As a team Donate $10 or more to Nothing But Nets at nothingbutnets.net/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
$10 against malaria! #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Grateful for good friends, even when running on three hours of sleep #questival
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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#haveagoodday #holdingthatdoor #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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Guardians of the Cotopaxi - Season 1 #questival
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.
Recycle everything! #questival
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Ready for fall football! Except...where's the rest of the team?! 😶 #questival
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
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TIRED HUNGRY BUT WORTH IT I THINK #questival
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch or stoop complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes
#stoopkids #firstdayready #questival
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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#gratitude #questival
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation.
$10 towards a better future! #questival
Reverse cash cab: get in a taxi and, (if they're down to participate) ask the driver a trivia question. If they get it right, give them a cash prize.
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Driver guessed “Pepsi” on the state beverage, but got “apple” for the state fruit so we gave him a $10 tip anyways :) #questival
In a space that allows, purchase and shot put a pumpkin (the size of a shot put shot) as far as you can and measure the distance. Clean up whatever mess you make.
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#38ftshotputman #questival
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly as if you were the villain from a scary movie. Think Michael Myers or Jason.
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bones and blood and killing ppl so easy #questival
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
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#wholenewworld #broadway #princesofbroadway #questival
Find and film "Masstransiscope" by Bill Brand.
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#subwayart #squid #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
This pumpkin head will be ours forever (PUMPKINS DON’T ROT ARQBNKAOYKDVWKMLPOXZCCEGGFQ) #questival
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
#questival
Video your best scare on a teammate.
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Wolf in sheep's clothing #scare #questival
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Taking the subway and bus. Energy efficient! #questival
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
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#unionsqcentipede #pumpkinheaddip #questival
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
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#high15s #questival
Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.
Metronome does not keep pace, the left half tells time to hundredths of seconds, right half tells time to next day #questival
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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Nani???? #questival
Go to Times Square put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
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Foo fighters #questival
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
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#questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
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#questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
I love tuna sandwiches. I eat one everyday. It reminds me of my childhood when my family couldn't afford more. #questival
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
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#whoyagonnacall #ghostbusters #questival
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictues with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
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#questival
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
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Teddy bear goes rogue #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
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#getout #naughtyparents #secretintruder #questival
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Sherlock Holmes status #questival
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
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that’s at least 80 feet! (of course, we had someone pick up the airplane immediately) #questival
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out as if you were tanning.
#skichillin #questival
Upload a timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
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Planks for days (5 time lapse seconds) #questival
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
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Because candy rots your teeth... #questival
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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#learnaboutbackpacking #guardiansofthecotopaxi #instructionalandy #questival
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
10av farmer’s market! #questival
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
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the pumpkin invades chelsea #questival
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Happiness #pool #summervibes #questival
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
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teamwork! #questival
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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a capella #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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what a cute seal #questival
Hug the official tree of the state of New York.
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We love tree (specifically sugar maple trees). #questival
Challenge another questival team to a best of 3 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
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Ready for World Cup 2026! ⚽️ #questival
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
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@TomCruise #TOMCRUISEISNOTREAL #questival
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
#parkmaxinrelaxin #questival
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
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#questival
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
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Not littering! #questival
Make large signs and cheer on a random park sporting event, make sure they know you're a fan and make them feel like an allstar.
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supporting our local football team! #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of New York.
hard to see but on the building behind us has flag... #nowind #questival
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)
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ORANGE you glad that you are able to find a PATCH of grass to reflect on life? #questival
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
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questivites win! #questival
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
100s of ppl used to get hit by trains... #questival
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. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Dance like you don’t care #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make up a song about the infamous "pizza rat" with your team and perform it on a subway platform. (Tap this challenge then tap “go” for more info) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
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I'm taking bout da pizza rat #questival
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
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“And in the night we’ll wish this never ends” #questival
Bike a 6 mile loop in Central Park, track with fitness app or gps and upload screenshot
#questival
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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Helping a tourist find her friend’s apartment near Times Square! #questival
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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Taking photos for tourists, advising on how to get landmarks in the shot, and not charging them for it! #questival
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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“this angle is better” #questival
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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Pumpkin calling pumpkin gf #questival
Get some soup from The Original Soupman, tell us what you ordered in your caption.
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it’s really hot... the tomato corn chowder #questival
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
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Only dollar pizza with an A sanitary grade! 54th and Broadway! #questival
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
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This is pizza you can lose your head over! #questival
Look up a few lines from a famous Opera and sign them in front of Carnegie Hall. The lines you sing must be in Italiano.
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I'm gonna be a star, baby #questival
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
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four tries, four chocolate marks #questival
Create (and eat) the weirdest bagel and cream cheese combination. We recommend using a rainbow bagel.
Pumpernickel cheddar cream cheese bagel #questival
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Zen moments in nature. #crane #questival
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
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7 leaves!!! #questival
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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donut for you, you, and you! #questival
Take a team photo in front of the Pulitzer fountain
Basically five little Eloises outside the plaza! #questival
Share a large gourd as a team, carefully create a helmet from the gord. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
NYC is full of strange people #pumpkinhead #questival
Sip a cup of coffee in NYC's signature "We Are Happy to Serve You" blue cup
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Yum #questival
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
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Making new friends is the best part of playing football #questival
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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bagel-loving seagulls #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
#aiweiwei #questival
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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#jackrun #amileinteammatesshoes #questival
Do the Jack Skelington Mile. Run an entire mile with a jack-o-lantern on your head. Do it in a safe place and make sure you can breathe. Timelapse video required.
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#catchmeifyoucan #jackrun #differentshoes #questival
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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shoelace swapppo #questival
Find and photograph a statue featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland by artist Jose de Creeft
The mad pumpkin head #questival
Visit and photograph an iconic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
#jacklloydwright #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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#questival
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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trust this doorman! #questival
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
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he really sold her on the llamas! #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
#guardians #questival
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
wooo efficiency #questival
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
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#questival
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Roberting for bananas #questival
Go to a public place and eat an onion like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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#questival
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
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scalpel technique! #questival
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
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llama squash you #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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#educategirls #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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#snakebiteinfo #instructionalandy #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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#beawareheatstroke #instructionalandy #questival
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
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once the Empire State Building was hit by a bomber plane #questival
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
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#teamexcelsior #questival
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
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#excelsior #questival
Upload a timelapse video of a teammate running up 10 flights of stairs as fast as they can. Tell us your time in your caption.
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#36secondsto10 #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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#3flightdelight #questival
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
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#blueordie #questival
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
do good and sit on the bad #questival
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
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Smell the pumpkin, taste the pumpkin #questival
Give a toast to a teammate and drink the official beverage of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
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Got milk? #officialbeverageofNY #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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Watchtower clock reads 7:10AM, but our eyes read nothing but clouds :( #questival #cotopaxi
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
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Man vs. giant pumpkin #powerthrough #questival
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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Showcasing some quads of steel! #powerthrough #questival
Take a team photo in front of "Group of Four Trees", by Jean Dubuffet
it’s wet, it’s early, but this guy doesn’t mind roughing it! #questival
Take a photo of your team looking down the “Portal Down to Old New York.”
unfortunately, the glass is a bit wet... #questival
Find and photograph a shrine to the first American-born Catholic saint. Tell us something interesting about the building in your caption.
Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) lived just next door, but the shrine was only built in 1965 #questival
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
I wish I was a fearless girl too #questival
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
a damn nice fence! #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
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a wonderful retelling if shutter island #questival
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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girl-in-a-box #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
car + bike! #questival
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
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much warm #questival
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
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“Piano Man” by Billy Joel #questival
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.
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wow he’s good #questival
Take a break and quell your appetite with the official snack of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Delicious healthy yogurt (yoghurt)! #questival
Find and photograph a New Mexico State Quarter.
we found you! #questival
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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So I hear you like mustard #questival
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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baby, bye bye bye~ #questival
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
#goals #questival
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
We have to say thanks! #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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brotherhood #questival
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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frosting & sprinkles are the best #questival
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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So I heard you like pumpkin. 4m15s #RATM #questival
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
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how do you like that pumpkin pie eh? #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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it took so many tries to get this in 15 seconds #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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knot-making tutorials with charging cables! #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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knot-making tutorials with charging cables! #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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@jkcorden @latelateshow #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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#questival
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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#ymca #questival
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
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#welcometony #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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Boba trick shot! #questival
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
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How many dumplings can you fit in your chopsticks #questival
Order some dumplings in Flushing or Chinatown in Manhattan and feed them to a teammate using chopsticks with your non-dominate hand
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@ New Asian Cuisine #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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e-llama-nated!!! #questival
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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#meatychips #questival
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
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#laotianFood #questival
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
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#andybourdain #questival
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
#camo #questival
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
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"Am I supposed to let you win?" #questival #overthetop
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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on church st! #questival
Order a pumpkin spice latte under the name "Bueller" when you pick it up tell them "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
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ferris quote #questival
Find and photograph "EARTH POTENTIAL" by Katja Novitskova
#iloveearth #questival
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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We kneed to eat pretzel! #questival
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
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#nextlevelsiblings #dogood #questival
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
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#questival
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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in a skate park with a random’s kid skateboard #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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crossing the street very cool #questival
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
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I found a witch in the park! #questival
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
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#nightfilter #sohappy #questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
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DO GOOD #questival
Participate in the warm-up/ team dance competition taking place at the pavilion at roughly 6:45
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warming up for the night #questival
Find an IRC rep and ask them to tell you a fact about the IRC's mission to help refugees. Upload a video of something you learned, and expressing support for refugees. (IRC reps wearing yellow buttons)
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refugee fact #questival
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
wooo #questival
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
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taco boomerang! #questival
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
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very confused amid the darkness #questival
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
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malaria mortality ⬇️ #questival
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
took the 1 & Q trains from Manhattanville! #questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
#questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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I laughed, I cried #questival