Well it’s that time of year again for me to take part in GISHWHES, for those of you who have been living in a bubble that means Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. Not only is it the greatest but it’s also a record braking hunt, with this year breaking at least two, longest paper-clip chain and a hugging record.

The idea of the hunt was by Misha Collins from Supernatural and the cult classic Stonehenge Apocalypse, and part of the entry fee is used for charity as well as a kick ass prise of a trip to Canada where there will be fish soup, to those that know me well yes I’m in it for the fish soup 😉

Anyway this year had a change and joined up with team ACRONYM, who are 14 totally abnosome girls from across the globe (and no I’m not just saying that as they might read this).

Well no point putting it off any longer here is my contribution to the team.

Picture Items

Safari time! Construct an animal you would see in the African savanna entirely from feminine hygiene products.
You’re naked and late for your day job of saving cities. You’re in your garage with no time to hit your secret lair. Get dressed using only auto/home improvement tools and landscaping items
Item 74 – Create a promotional poster designed to market ukuleles to heavy metal guitarists. Ideally your campaign would feature Dan Spitz.
Dialysis treatments are long and boring. Entertain a dialysis patient during their treatment.
Children behind the counter of a post office, dressed in postal wear, dealing with adult customers. They must look really bored.
Create a stained glass window depicting a character or characters from a CW TV show
Create your own homemade team uniform. Each team member must wear the uniform and have a photo taken. Compile the photos into a grid of photos with your team name at the bottom of the image (This was my single image that was added to the group shot)
Start a twitter feed for your alarm clock. Get at least two hundred followers. At least once a day the account must post: “BEEP! BEEP! 7:00 AM.” We will be checking the twitter accounts to verify count
Retrofit a wheelchair and its owner to look like a powerful superhero in a “Gishmobile.”

Video Items

Dress up in your finest “steampunk” attire and get behind the wheel, rudder or other steering instrument of a steam-powered vehicle (train, steamboat, thresher, etc.).

Create your own Sonic Screwdriver and use it to get you out of a sticky situation

Create a dynamic, documentary short film exposing little-known facts about your hometown (two minute video)

Pitch a quoit in your finest medieval ware at a popular dog-walk park.

Build a prototype for a WMD (Weapon of Mass Dictation)

Someone you know has always wanted something incredible. Get it for them. Surprise them. Catch the surprise on video

Thanks for looking over my GISHWHES stuff, it was a lot of fun to do this year mostly because of my awesome team who all worked very hard and did some amazing things. The judging is underway so keep your fingers and toes crossed for us.

ACRONYM is an acronym. It stands for Absolutely Crazy Ridiculous & Ostentatious Name You Missed.

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