The Equesticles

Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
(Screenshot of video) gotta stay on your toes for some fresh water! #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
A necklace made of the tabs from all of the High Brew Coffee we drank in the past 24 hours. #verycaffeinated #thanksforthemems #questival
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
(Screenshot of video) tip: dentyne ice is not prime bubble blowing gum #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
A perfect end to a crazy 24 hours. #questival
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
Beautiful Bonnell! #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.
Bout to recycle! Save the planet! #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
(Screenshot of video) prusik knot for the win! #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
(Screenshot of video) Badass bowline! #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
(Screenshot of video) ballin butterfly knots! #questival
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Blame it on our roots, we showed in... cowboy hats. #SoTexan #questival
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
(Screenshot of video) hugging teddy bear! #questival
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.
Traffic cone! #questival
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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"Look into my eyes..." *casually eats banana* #questival
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
(Screenshot of video) 15 high fives in 9 seconds! #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
We love ATX! #questival
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
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Beautifully poetic. #questival
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.
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Benton shows us where to check all the essentials under the hood. Stay safe out there. #questival
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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How to set up an Eno hammock! An essential outdoor skill. #questival
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Love you mom! #questival
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
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Queen Khaleesi receiving her birth right in Whole Foods. #questival
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
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australian eric back at it #questival
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
100 likes!!! #instafamous #likeforlike #followforfollow #TeamEquesticles #questival
Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
(Screenshot of video) we won! They had to jump in the water! #questival
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.
(Screenshot of video) super note super public! #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)
(Screenshot of video) just hanging like some llamas! #questival
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
(Screenshot of video) loud and proud! #questival
Do a backflip into a pond or lake.
(Screenshot of video) who knew llamas could do backflips?! #questival
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
(Screenshot of video) high brew in the cold water! #questival #forthosewhodo
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
(Screenshot of video) lifestraw saves lives! #questival
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
(Screenshot of video) got lots of stares for this one! #questival
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
(Screenshot of video) 8 times!! #questival
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)
(Screenshot of video) a minute and 17 seconds! #questival
Swing into a pond, river or lake from a rope swing.
(Screenshot of video) swinging for the llamas! #questival #cotopaxi
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
(Screenshot of video) getting wet for questival! #questival
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
More than 50 likes! #instafamous? #questival
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
right after doin the rope swing!! 🙌🏻 #questival
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
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Fave spot. Definitely the rocks. #questival
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.
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No one even noticed. #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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#1 spikeball fans in the whole park. #questival
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
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no one cared ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #questival
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
see flag in E-$'s other hand. :) #questival
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.
Yay graffiti park! #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
It was overcast so it wasn't very climatic... but the sun was awake so we were awake! 🌄 #questival #cotopaxi
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Chicken and waffles! #questival
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell "Questival!".
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STRIKEEEEE #questival
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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we were all utterly surprised by how dang sharp this taste was #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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3 flights in 3 seconds. #questival
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
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the paper plane sure took a nose dive after the first 60 or so feet.... get it #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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blest #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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Don't stress that we only have 5 hours left. #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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not the bluebz!!! #questival
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
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fancy language for a fancy dish, yes? #questival
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
hookem horns! #questival
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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SO NO ONE TOLD YOU LIFE WAS GONNA BE THIS WAY #questival #toomanycooks
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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TELL ME WHYYYY #questival
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
(Screenshot of video) dancing on the ceiling! #questival
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
(Screenshot of video) daba dee daba die #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Nicknames make everyone closer #questival
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
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absolutely delicious and healthy?? #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
(Screenshot of video) the Equesticles for life! #questival
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 >
The Melon Queen! #questival
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
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mom came in clutch with the valentine's day care package packed in packing peanuts. #thxmom #questival
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Peaches, strawberry, canalope, pineapple, and grape!! #questival
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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A quite lovely purse indeed. #questival
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
(Screenshot of video) I ate it after #questival
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
(Screenshot of video) we showed the capitol and the UT tower! #questival #visitaustin
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.
(Screenshot of video) "We're all in this together!" Cheering on the game! #questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
(Screenshot of video) we made some new friends! #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
(Screenshot of video) it was out of this world! #questival
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
(Screenshot of video) she looked tired so we gave her some coffee! #questival
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
We complimented their shorts! #questival
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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no one seemed to care why we were doing a wallsit on a bridge ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #questival
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
(Screenshot of video) acoustic covers of Wrecking Ball are the best #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
(Screenshot of video) pushing away those calories #questival
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
"You only called me because it was a challenge?!" #questival
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
(Screenshot of video) we lost the race ☹️ #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
"My favorite part about Boy Scouts is probably camping. We're not good with knots but we can definitely start a fire." - Riley and Charlie, 10th grade and 8th grade. #HumansofAustin #questival
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
(Screenshot of video) say whaaaat? #questival
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
(Screenshot of video) planks for llamas! #questival
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Swoopes Notre Dame winning touchdown 2016! @tswoops18 #questival
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.
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TOUCHDOWNNN!!! inside of DKR stadium! #questival
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
(Screenshot of video) serving up some heat! #questival
Take a picture with a current or former player from a professional sports franchise in person. No statues, old screengrabs or any other facsimile.
Professional Olympic swimmer Townley Haas! #questival #cotopaxi
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
(Screenshot of video) Olympic swimmer Townley Haas!! #questival
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
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We're not even that great at normal push-ups.... #questival
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
(Screenshot of video) llama learning time! #questival
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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Make sure you don't get the smoke in your eyes #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
(Screenshot of video) Educate Girls for the win! #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
(Screenshot of video) be safe in that heat! #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
(Screenshot of video) this one's a knee slapper! #questival
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
(Screenshot of video) We're so Texan! #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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No snakebites for us! #questival
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
(Screenshot of video) QuestiFALL! #questival
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
We tried #questival
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
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Ain't nothin but a hound dog #questival
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
(Screenshot of video) self roasting marshmallow! #questival
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
(Screenshot of video) the hash slinging slasher! #questival
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.
(Screenshot of video) you're gonna want to see this crazy campy crib! #questival
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
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Spittin' straight fire by the fire!!!! 🔥🔥 #questival
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
The more the merrier! #TeamEquesticles #TeamRagazzi #questival #cotopaxi
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
Let's gather round the campfire... 🎶🔥 #TeamEquesticles #TeamRagazzi #questival
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
(Screenshot of video) secret smores: Reese smores cups! #questival
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
(Screenshot of video) we didn't start the fire!! #questival
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
(Screenshot of video) enjoy the scent of earthy Weiners! #questival
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Frying those Weiners! #questival
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
(Screenshot of video) Young Man Cotopaxi Adventure! #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Made some new friends! #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
We expected him to come alive #questival
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.
Still not sure what this does #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Greetings from the greatest city on earth! #questival #cotopaxi
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Questival is big and bright! #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
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Going for the GOLDfish!! #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
We're greeeeaat! #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
(Screenshot of video) fav movie alert! #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
(Screenshot of video) now I'm laying on the cold hard ground *insert llama scream here* #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
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bbbwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!! #questival
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
BACONNNNNN. #questival
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
Dark but legal! #questival
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
(Screenshot of video) hole in one! #questival
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
(Screenshot of video) don't worry we are 21! #questival
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
We tried. We did not succeed :/ #questival
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
#questival #cotopaxi
Visit learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
(Screenshot of video) safety first! #questival
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.**
High high brew #questival #forthosewhodo
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Llama love! #questival