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Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
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.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
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)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
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.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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 >
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.
Boulder a V0 problem outdoors.
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)
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
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)
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
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.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
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.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
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.
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
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.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
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.
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
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.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
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.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
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.**
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.