Desert Mermaids

Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Fun! #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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So #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)
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#questival
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
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Sweet flop #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.
We're tired #questival
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
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Celebration time! #questival
Impromptu rolled-up sock dodgeball with non-Questival participants.
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So fun! #questival
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
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I'm blue #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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Niiiice #questival
Ski or snowboard down a grassy or sandy hill. Turn and burn.
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Oh yeah! #questival
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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Awesome!! #questival
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Enjoy! #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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All tied up with this challenged #questival
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
They love us! #questival
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
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Get r done #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.
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Mermaids #questival
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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#questival
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Arizona state motto means to you.
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Ditat Deus #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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Yummmm! #questival
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Popular... #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.
We make lots of garbage! #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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#questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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Down time at a red light! Don't worry we're being safe! #questival
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with all passport stamps visible.
2! For both checkpoints! #questival
2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - We'll be at Rillito River Park. Get ready for a brain teaser.
Checkpoint 2! #questival
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
PARKOUR! #questival
As a team sing the state song of Arizona. Sing it loud sing it proud.
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Sing it girls! #questival
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
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Eh....kinda lame #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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That joke was llamazing! #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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Llama fun! #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
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Desert mermaids for life #questival
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Arizona Stadium in the background, yes the actual stadium.
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Touchdown! #questival
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Tucson
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Tucson da bomb #questival #visittucson
Write a note with 10 things you love about Arizona and leave it for someone else to find.
So many wonderful things about Tucson. How do you pick just 10? #questival
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the Questival.
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High 5! #questival
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from Neil Diamond as thoughtfully as possible.
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Hands touching hands!!! #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.
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Ahhhhhhhh #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.
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Shawn vs Taryn. Ready, set, go!! #questival
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.
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MONEY! #questival
Eat your favorite dessert in the desert, or is it desert in the dessert. Either way.
Brownies are the best dessert! #questival
Introduce the Questival contingent to YOUR favorite place in Tucson. Tell us why it is special to you.
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Broadway in Tucson! #questival
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Joshandry.blogspot.com #questival
Ask a stranger a question or make a statement to them using the letters in the word TUCSON (i.e. "Todays Used Cars Stink Of Newspaper" said to a stranger)
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Yeeeeeah.....we don't know either #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Be kind!! #questival
Be your best WILDCAT at your favorite place on University of Arizona campus. (Do NOT illegally trespass)
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Kitty on the loose! #questival
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
We love doing good #questival
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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I think they were hungry #questival
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele
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When the road becomes a rainbow #questival
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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Garlic is spicy #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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You go girl! #questival
15 second video of your team being consumed by OR acting like snakes while crossing Diamondback Bridge.
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Hisssss #questival
Politely ask a saguaro cactus to be in a photo with your team. Take a team photo in your best cactus pose.
Aaaand freeze your pose ladies! #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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Never make eye contact while eating banana #questival
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
I smell bacon! Beggin beggin #questival
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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"Love your shoelaces, let's swipitty swap!" #questival
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Cleaning up our city #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
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Sounds like a great flick! #questival
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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Frenchin' with French's #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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Educate girls! #questival
Make a 15 second video to sell everyone on what you think the official food of Arizona should be. Apparently you don't have an OFFICIAL state food yet.
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Yummmmmm! #questival
Create your own 'fidget toy/machine' out of creative materials. Use it. Make sure it lasts. #craftmanship
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Pop, clip, click and BOING #questival
Find and photograph a Arizona State Quarter.
Arizona's the best #questival
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
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Rope s'mores #questival
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
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Yummy authentic Sonoran hotdogs!! #questival
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
We're gonna turn these bad boys into Sonoran hotdogs with our friends the "other Sahuarita" team who also cooked their hotdogs #questival
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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Way to put out that fire Ryann #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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Sisters #questival
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Thanks pals it was fun! #questival #cotopaxi
1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Meet us at the "A" on Sentinel mountain and prepare for a great view.
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We love Tucson! #questival
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
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#legitswalloedtgatdirtyworm #questival
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
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Cricket sandwich #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)
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High rollin' gangstas! Our castle is better thank King Triton's! #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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Haters gonna hate @jamescordon @ jkcorden @latelateshow #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
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She switched Adolf for Olaf smart choice! #questival
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
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Suburban slam dunk! #questival
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
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Sorry Taryn :( #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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Banana race! #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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That shiz was sour #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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N'sync tears up our hearts #questival
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
High Desert market and Cafe on the roadside of Bisbee, AZ #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)
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Starfish planks #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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#wecareaboutcleanteeth #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday in Tucson is at 6:47am)
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#questival #cotopaxi
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
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U.S.S. Mermaid stays afloat! #questival
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
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We're mermaids....we're used to this kinda stuff #questival #cotopaxi
Do the Bisbee 1000 stair climb... what is that? (4.69 miles of awesome) Check out the link GO>>>> Picture collage of the screenshot of your route and you at the halfway mark with totem.
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Checked something off our bucket list! Thanks questival! #questival
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented
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Doing the magical mermaid! #questival
Hurdle a full-size garbage can. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
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Someone's ready to hurdle in the olympics! #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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36 steps baby! #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
This woman went to beauty school but didn't work as one for very long because she met the love of her life and has been married for 39 years! #questival
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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"We want to ride our bicycle, we love to ride one bike" #questival
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
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So sweet of us #questival
In a western setting, convince a stranger to have a 'quick-draw' finger gun duel with you. Just like the old west, minus the bullets and rotten teeth.
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Bang bang #questival
With permission, visit the Rose Tree Museum, March and April are the best months to see the roses in bloom. Visit http://tombstonerosetree.com for more information.
Nothing rosy about this tree #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
So fun in the dark! #questival
Go to the Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, AZ. Take a team picture with the sign. Be respectful of the history you're experiencing. Open Daily - 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (At the top of Boot Hill off of Hwy 80)
#questival
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
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"Time goes by so slow" but not at questival time goes fast #questival
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
We found a man from Maine in Bisbee. #DesertMermaids #getlucky #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Bisbee, AZ was the coolest town ever! #questival
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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Run forest, run! #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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Hot #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.
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Happy Friyay! #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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Very interesting Mrs. Llama #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Arizona.
We're Stars! #questival
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
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May the best Sahuarita Mamacitas win! #questival
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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Mushy macaroni....mmmmm! #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday in Tucson is at 6:24pm)
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Sunset #questival
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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#mormons #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
Volunteering at our local food bank in Sahuarita. #justserve #dogood #DesertMermaids #questival
Ride a unicycle
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You see me rollin'...you hatin' #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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#questival
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
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Blendtec 4 lyfe #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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Gettin our hands dirty! Vehicle maintenance 101 #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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Desert coyotes #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hi #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Thanks team with Pokémon guy in it for the help taking this pic!!! #questival
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Nothing more relaxing than chilling in a hammock on 6th and congress #questival
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise
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It definitely took some convincing but GO UofA!!! #questival
Go to a busy part of Tucson 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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Loud and proud! #questival
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
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Jump! Jump! Jump! #questival
Show us your best volleyball serve over an actual volleyball net at a real volleyball court.
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Servin' up some mad volleyball skills! Match, set, point! #questival
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
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She doesn't workout for nothin'! #questival #overthetop
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Heeeeelp!! #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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It was actually pretty sad how many people walked by and looked without helping #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.
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This lady was straight up from the circus! #streampunkcircus #questival
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
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Hoopty do #questival
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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Walkin' into the ice cream shop ;) #questival
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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Nailed it #questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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He secretly enjoyed it. #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Spirit of Teamwork! We met team Walk in Love and took each other's pics. Nice meeting you too love birds #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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Just casually being healthy #questival
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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We met some awesome girls from Cali and bout then ice cream! #questival
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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We were worried he was going to end this with a kiss... #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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This sweet guy was handing out hugs so we handed him some money #questival
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.)
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#questival
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
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#questival
Tell us about the architecture of the St Augustine Cathedral while standing outside of it, ala Rick Steves.
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#questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
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Congratulations Mitch and Morgan!!! #questival
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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A minute and 8 seconds, baby!! #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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Llama Dance Party #questival
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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#questival
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Llama llama hungry hungry. #DesertMermaids #questival
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi logo located on the back side of the store tents.
#questival
Make a snapchat post at the festival and use The Questival geofilter. (Screenshot)
Check-in Partay! #questival
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.
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Nothing but nets! #questival
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Take a screenshot of your donation to an IRC rep at the onsite Cotopaxi Store. They'll give you a piece of fabric to write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee. We'll combine these flags from every city to create a giant display at the end of the year.
#questival
Explore the beautiful Reid Park and take a video in front of a Zoo sign while doing an impression of your favorite animal.
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Lion vs elephant #questival
Pick up 20 pieces of trash in/around Reid Park and throw it away in the proper bin. Take a picture of your bounty before tossing it.
Littering is bad! #questival
Explore beautiful Reid Park and take a team photo at the Rose Garden.
So sad we missed the rose garden #questival
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Reid Park having parked legally and lawfully or having used public transport.
#questival
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
#questival #cotopaxi
Play Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team
#questival
Play Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team
#questival
Submit your idea for a new Questival challenge or challenges.
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Eegees is the best Tucsonan treat. #questival
Start a public dance party and using the Justin Timberlake song #can'tstopthefeeling. Get at least 5 strangers involved.
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Rancho Sahuarita clubhouse dance party! #questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature
We love our saguaro! #DesertMermaids #questival #questivaltucson #questival
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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Desert Mermaids handshake. #questival
Pick a spot on a map. Plan a pretend trip. Take a 15 second video explaining your adventure.
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Walking safari in Africa. #questival