Department Of Homeland Obscurity

Hike the Purple Trail at Memorial Park. Be alert of mt. bikers! Really show us you did it.
The purple trail was closed due to hurricane Harvey #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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We took a nap after this #questival
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
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Love my skates #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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She was scared! But did it! #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.
What a lovely spot we can visit from here on out. #questival
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
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It's not quite "fall" here in Houston yet! This is about all the leaves we have! #questival
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space that is not check-in or a checkpoint. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
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She beat me again! #questival
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Bobbing for oranges! #questival
Make a caramel apple, (or onion if you're feeling sassy) and share it with a friend not participating in Questival. Film their reaction. No store bought caramel apples.
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She's not a fan of apples #questival
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Cinnamon sugar is always a good choice! #questival
Find and photograph the 28th state to be admitted into the Union's, official quarter.
Texas! #questival
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
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Friends make adventures more fun! #questival
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
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Pro: Llamas over alpacas. Con: hurricane Harvey #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Agent Fizz and Agent Flower have reported for duty. #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Scoot and board #questival
Partake of the state dish of Texas with no hands.
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One of the best dishes for staying warm! #questival
Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Too bright out for a vampire #questival
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Hmm... there's been a murder #questival
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
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Trick or treating real early #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
We found a neat bolt when we were hammocking #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.
All the trash #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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More trash #questival
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Trash #questival
Challenge a teammate's parent to a speed walking competition
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Mom won!!! #questival
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictures with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
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This is my costume from 1st grade #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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Leaves for the mom #questival
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy Fall-Day To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
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Happy fall day and birthday to grace! #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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Catching up our brother on how the Questival is going #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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Two friends hit the town in this hilarious new series #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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Let's go pirates! #questival
Take a picture of a ghost.
Boo! #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)
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Relaxing spot to watch the city #questival
Climb the highest tree you can find and take a photo of your view from the top
Beat myself up to get here but it was worth it #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Houston
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Houston is full of surprises #questival
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 for a correct response. Record their reaction.
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Who was the second president of the United States? #questival
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
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We tried to travel somewhere, but we couldn't get it to work! #questival
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (1pm-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Spotts Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
#questival
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with NRG Stadium in the background, yes the actual stadium.
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It was quite the score finding nrg next to smashburger #questival
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you organized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
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Llama origami is too advanced for us so we went with a crane #questival
Give a handful of wrapped Halloween candy to a stranger you see on the street.
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He enjoyed the candy we gave him and started eating before we turned around! #questival
Take a reflective water photo or video at Hermann Park
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This stop gave us time to reflect #questival
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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We sang to Steel City Pops and left with a strawberry lemonade pop! #questival
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, mother of dragons #questival
Go to a thrift store and create the most "basic" fall outfit you can.
Fuzzy shoes and a flannel for the complete fall getup #questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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Asking for a hug is not that hard #questival
Write a note with 10 things you love about sweet-sweet Houston and leave it for someone else to find.
10. The Astros ! #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Art cars are one of the best pieces of Houston! #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
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Agent Fizz has turned into a zombie #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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Prusik knot right on her arm #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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Alpine butterfly knot! #questival
Educate yourself on a current bill being discussed in the Texas house/Senate. Give us a 15 second review.
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Stay educated! #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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Get it? Bone #questival
Pet a real life black cat and tell him/her it's cuuuute for good luck
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She's a good cat #questival
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
It's been a good year 😊 #questival
Find some roller skates (not blades), and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
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The roller skating queen herself #questival
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.
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Even though somebody's watching me, this was the most fun challenge we've done! #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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Found the perfect spot to take a break before we continue our quest! #questival #cotopaxi
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video with a fall song #justfallthings
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Happy Fall Y'all 🍂 #questival
Howl like a pack of wolves in a public park for 15 seconds at dawn.
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AAAOOOOOO #questival
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
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Off to a great morning! #questival
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes #newschoolshoes
Early Llama gets... to sit at the front of the classroom. #newschoolshoes #questival
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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You're whaaat? #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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Meet The Department of Homeland Obscurity. Agent Fizz and Agent Flower ready to help. #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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He's got hobbit feet! #questival
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
50. C O T O P A X I #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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Make sure you turn the water off when you brush the pearly whites! #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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Shooter closed their eyes ? What what??! Nailed it! #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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Lizard people are among us. You've got to be aware! #questival
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
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My favorite nightmare would have to be when I was eating cereal and my teeth fell out. No blood no nothing. Then just fell into my bowl. #questival
Find a spider, and sing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" as you film it doing whatever it happens to be doing
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All spiders need love #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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Honestly... it took me like 15 minutes. I'd rather eat it in a baked pie #questival
Snack on the state vegetable of Texas
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Apparently out of all of the vegetables... our state vegetable is a sweet onion #questival
Snack on the state fruit of Texas
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Red Grape fruit is so good with and without sugar! #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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Hocus Pocus @JKCorden @Latenightshow #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
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We mastered the apple stacking #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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All about the bunny 🐰 #questival
Find and take a team photograph with mosaic. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
#questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
#questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Houston is inspired, and so are we! #questival #cotopaxi
HIke the Outer Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Snap a pic where the outloop branches off to the Couch Birding Trail.
Hey fellow Llamas! Unfortunately Hurricane Harvey has left the trails at Memorial park unsafe and under construction! #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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3 flights in 15 seconds! #notimefortimelapse #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Department of homeland obscurity #parksandrec #andysband #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
We barely caught it #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
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The conjuring 👻 #questival
Make a 15 second video leading another team in a stretching routine
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Getting ready for Questival with friends! #questival
Make a 15 second video pledging to OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND during the next 24hrs
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Groot is eco-friendly! #questival
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
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What did I learn on NothingButNets.com? #questival
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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Community X Psych #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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The Arches National Park in Utah. #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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Traveling through space is way cooler than any other kind of traveling #questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Buffalo Bayou after a rainstorm #questival