Auspicious Investments

Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
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Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
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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.
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Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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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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While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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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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Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
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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 not participating in the questival for a correct response. Record their reaction.
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COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
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Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Gateway Park West Side, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. The Questival app closes at 7:00pm plan time for the challenge.
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Join forces with another team and choreograph a 15 second fight scene (fake fight scene, think action movie). Two totems required.
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Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
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Plan a 3 day backpacking meal, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
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Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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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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***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** 15 second video. Reenact a scene from National Treasure or Night at the Museum, the more accurate the better.
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***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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Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
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While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. (Don't forget the totem)
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Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
The spoon I made early on, in our Adventures will forever remind me of the past 24! #questival
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Keep our trails clean! #questival
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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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.
All the trash we've made over the past 24 hours! #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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Give a team-member a mohawk. Do it right, buzz everything but the spine. fohawks could be grounds for disqualification.
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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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Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
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Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
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Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
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Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
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Show us your best volleyball serve over an actual volleyball net at a real volleyball court with a volleyball.
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Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
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Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
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Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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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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Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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Take a moment to reflect at the Titanic Memorial.
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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
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Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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At checkpoint #1 on Saturday, invite another team to dance the official state folk dance of Maryland. (Two totems required)
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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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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)
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Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
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Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at (Meridian Hill Park), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan time to complete the challenge, the checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
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Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
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Go to a public place where music is playing and challenge a stranger not participating in questival to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. ((Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in also don't forget your totem)
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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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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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Face swap with a stranger not participating in the Questival post a video of the results.
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Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
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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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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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Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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Find a way to record your fastest fastball pitch, either softball or baseball. Put the MPH in the description and what you threw.
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Perform your best pencil dive off a high dive into a pool (12' or higher).
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Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
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Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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Hahahahahaha NO! You're a poo!!!! #questival
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
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Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
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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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As a team sing the state song of Virginia. "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia". Sing it loud sing it proud.
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Create a fictional sports team for Virginia and film a 15 second promo video for this new sports team.
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VIRGINIA JUSTICE SPORTS!! #questival
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
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NO PAPER WAS LITER OR HARMED. WE HAD A TEAMMATE WAITING FOR IT!!! #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Bus and bike share! #questival
Take a photo of Darth Vader that is located on the outside of the National Cathedral.
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Write a note with 10 things you love about D.C./Arlington and leave it for someone else to find.
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Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
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Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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Take a team photo at the original columns of the US capitol. Hint they're not at the capital.
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Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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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)
Boot camp instructor and sports psychology consultant. Lives his dream working for himself instead of the man. His name is Ryan and he is from DC. #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Car and bike! #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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THE AUSPICIOUS INVESTMENTS! 1995 episode one!! (Pilot) A group of Auspicious Adults!! #questival #toomanycooks
Relax for a few minutes in what be the smallest park in D.C., Sonny Bono Memorial Park.
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Take a team photo on Albert Einstein's lap.
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Find and take a team photograph with this piece of art during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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Take team photos at The White House, Capitol, Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument. Post a collage.
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Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Helping set up for the Sex and the City fashion show on May 20th at the colorful building. #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this building during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike or razor scooter. No balance assistance allowed.
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Visit the Zero Milestone and take a video explaining its significance to D.C.
The zero milestone marker is the point that every road in the US starts. It is mile 0. #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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Take a 15 second video outside of your favorite Smithsonian Museum and tell why it's your favorite.
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Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
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While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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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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While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
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Get two pool noodles and go head to head with a teammate in the state sport of Maryland.
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While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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We added pirouettes! #questival
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
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While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
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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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Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
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Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
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Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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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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Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
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Get the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
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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 (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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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 >
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Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
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Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
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Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
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Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
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Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
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Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
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Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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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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Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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Give a stranger not participating in the questivala compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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Hold a door open for a stranger not participating in the questival, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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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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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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As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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Take a creative team picture with the the flag of D.C.
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Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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Take a 15 second video and tell what the Maryland state motto means to you.
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Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
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Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
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Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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Team work makes the dream work? #questival
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Hang dry your laundry folks #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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Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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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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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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FaceTime dad, he thought I was drunk! #questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
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Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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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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Find and photograph the three chalk llamas hidden on the sky bridge at Gateway Park. Post a collage.
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Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
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Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link, then submit a screenshot of your donation to complete the challenge
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Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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Go Auspicious Investments #questival
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
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Beat it! #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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Up because of Russel and the dogs #questival
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
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White water rafting in the Grand Canyon #questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Fountainhead regional park! #questival