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Outrageous tasks from Gishwhes 2011 and 2012

• Cover a toilet plunger in real gold leaf.

• Get the Grand Duke of Luxemburg to kiss a rubber duck.

• Get a five-star general in uniform to swing on a children’s playground swing.

• Take a live bull to watch a boxing match in Mexico.

• Find a Hooters waitress reading a copy of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.”

• Recreate the seduction of Eve at a bus stop — snake, apple, fig leaf and so on.

• Find a piece of paper stuck to the bottom of a bench in front of a massive LCD screen in Wuhan, China. It contains directions. Follow them. If the note disappears, points will be deducted from the last team to submit a link to an image of the paper.

• Go to Misha Collins’ IMDB page. Start a chat thread using your team’s name and pose an unusual question about Misha’s personal life, such as, “Is it true that Misha Collins eats nothing but the hearts of human babies?” Or “Why doesn’t Misha have any fingers?”

• It’s Medieval battle time! Huzzah! You and a friend or loved one dress up in your best battle gear/armor comprised entirely of kitchen ware. You must wear nothing else. Strike dueling poses.

• Arrange a church choir singing “Eye of the Tiger” in a church.
• Get an orchestra, with at least 25 instruments, to play “Carry On Wayward Son” in a symphony hall.

• Tap out in Morse code: “This hunt has destroyed my family.”

• Get a woman in a clean and empty room to sit in the lotus position, with at least five live snakes around her. She must be rubbing oil onto her arms from a silver bowl and clearly be enjoying it. The more snakes the more points. They must be real snakes. If they’re not, points will be deducted from the team. Go for the best photo/video quality.

• Dress up (three people) like frogs and play “leapfrog” in your local Starbucks or chain coffee shop. We must see patrons and must hear “Ribbit!” each time you leap.

• One person holds an iPhone, the other holds an Android. They are engaged in heated debate over which phone is better. They speak in the nearly extinct language of Gottscheerish.


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