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GISHWHES (Greatest Internet Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is a 5-time Guinness World Record breaking scavenger hunt hosted by actor Misha Collins. It is comprised of a global community of 14,000+ of individuals (94 countries and growing!) that "gather" for a week online once a year, form international teams, and then go out into the real world and create "art" the likes of which the world has never seen.


2014 EVENT

My team was "Misha_Made_Us_Do_It". We were a team of 15 people from all over the globe including USA, Australia, London, and Italy. All different ages, areas, walks of life. etc It was everyone's first year and the CRAZIEST week of lives!

I was so nervous when the hunt list was released. I skimmed through it and wanted to cry with the feeling of how impossible some of tasks stuff were. What did I get myself into?!??! It took a moment and a deep breath, but I took that little voice that said this was impossible, shoved it into a cage and locked it up.

For one week I deemed that anything and everything was possible.... and it was!

I made a unicorn fart a rainbow. Raced paper boats in a public fountain. Gambled with monopoly money. Power washed a cake. Got NASA to tweet us back with a joke. Feed chicken noodle soup to someone with a leaf blower....and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

So many thing I never though I could do (out of shyness, fear of humiliation, rejecting, defeat)....and I conjured them all. In one week I grew in so many ways i never though possible. I made friends from around the world I still talk to and I can't wait for next year. I'm still shocked that 15 people who had never meet before, from all over the world, can come together and accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.

My team accomplished 61 items on the list, which isn't a lot considering, but I though we did an AMAZING job!

Video of all completed tasks (in number order):

  • 3 IMAGE. Spoil and pamper yourself like you never have before... dressed as a Stormtrooper.
  • 6 IMAGE Find someone on another GISHWHES team and surprise them with an act of thoughtful generosity.
  • 7 IMAGE. Find an object that you’re holding onto for all the wrong reasons. Destroy it mightily.
  • 12 IMAGE. Hit the hot tub with a couple of friends... wearing hats made of ice cream.
  • 13 IMAGE. There's someone in your life - an older family member or an older friend - that will someday be gone. There's something you used to do with them that you enjoyed or have been meaning to do with them, but never have. Do it now, before it's too late.
  • 15 VIDEO. Have an elderly person teach you an "old-school" skill now considered obsolete.
  • 17 IMAGE. Dress yourself in an outfit fit for such an evening, using only items found in your bathroom.
  • 20 IMAGE. Get an online or offline CPR certification. Your choice. Submit an image of you holding up your Certificate.
  • 22 VIDEO. Have a uniformed officer explain to a unit of servicemen how to neutralize a hostile GISHER.
  • 28 IMAGE. Stage a mini-newspaper boat regatta in a public fountain with intense competitiveness.
  • 29 IMAGE. If you’re like me, you’re sick of the go-to barista foam-art. If I have to sip at another latte adorned with a fern or clover shape, I’m going to cry. Let's see the Elopus professionally recreated in the foam of a café’s hot drink.
  • 35 IMAGE. Suck blood from a doughnut.
  • 37 IMAGE. Have a child dress up as what they want to be when they grow up in the environment they would be working in.
  • 45 VIDEO. A Rube Goldberg machine including "Eye of the Tiger", an image of John Travolta, a toilet plunger, & acorns.
  • 51 IMAGE. Create the next hip facial hair look or hipster accessory.
  • 53 IMAGE. Shave a recognizable corporate logo onto a hirsute man’s back or chest hair.
  • 54 IMAGE. Covering your unmentionables with something you deem appropriate, how many clothespins can you fit (pinched) on the rest of your body?
  • 56 IMAGE. Find someone with the exact same name as you who lives in another state, province, or country.
  • 59 IMAGE. Fograt, Wooster, Elopus or Marge Simpson tummy-art. The “tummy” canvas in question must be that of a woman who is at least 7 months pregnant.
  • 62 IMAGE. Office art. Take this treasured time to create a beautiful, museum-worthy sculpture in your cubical comprised entirely of company office supplies.
  • 65 VIDEO. Let’s see The Flash stuck behind commuters on an escalator.
  • 67 VIDEO. On a pool or billiards table, sink at least 4 balls with one shot. The more balls that go in, the more points.
  • 68 IMAGE. Find someone whose name is a noun, verb or a phrase.
  • 69 IMAGE. Your team members in Brady-Bunch style grid format, mug-shot style with each team member holding a black and white sign stating their city and country of residence.
  • 70 VIDEO. At Starbucks when they ask for your name, give the most ridiculous name you can think of.
  • 74 IMAGE. Be the messiah you were always meant to be. Walk on water (must be a lake or pool).
  • 78 IMAGE. Get a previously published Sci-Fi author to write an original story about Misha, the Queen of England and an Elopus.
  • 80 IMAGE. Supernatural nail art. With Glitter. On hairy toes.
  • 81 IMAGE. Erect a tribute to Horris Packard, the inventor of Rubber Gloves.
  • 83 IMAGE. The writers and producers of the TV series, “Supernatural”, sometimes pretend they don’t like the limelight. Of course this is false-modesty. Immortalize one of them with a stately portrait done in sidewalk chalk art.
  • 84 IMAGE. Send a military care package.
  • 92 IMAGE. Forgive someone with whom you have been holding a grudge against.
  • 94 IMAGE. Make a tiny adorable mouse from boogers. Must be constructed from real, bonafide boogers.
  • 96 IMAGE. Many people go their whole lives without really getting to know their neighbors. Find a neighbor you've never met and offer to sweep their patio, mow their lawn or help them with some other task they have to do.
  • 99 IMAGE. Zombies need to buy toilet paper too, right? What does that transaction look like?
  • 100 IMAGE. Provide visual evidence that unicorns really do fart rainbows. No photoshopping!
  • 101 IMAGE. Submit a TRUE story (less than 50 words) of something nice a stranger did for you to.
  • 103 IMAGE. Using charcoal or chalk, stencil the term "D2N" on the exterior of a factory.
  • 105 Show us what trickle-down ice-cream-onomics looks like: One person on top, messily eating an enormous, melting Sunday, with two people on the floor below, trying to catch the drippings in their mouths as they fall.
  • 108 Get NASA (@NASA), the CIA (@CIA), or the official twitter feed of another nation or any country's large federal agency to show their “fun side” in a twitter reply to you that mentions your twitter handle and #GISHWHES.
  • 109 IMAGE. Obviously, everyone’s favorite Captain of the USS Enterprise was Jean-Luc Picard. Create a heroic Captain Picard using condiments (mustard, relish, ketchup, etc.) for paint.
  • 113 VIDEO. Pressure wash something you really shouldn't pressure wash.
  • 118 VIDEO. Using YouTube’s close-captioning, close-caption one of the videos you submitted for another item.
  • 119 VIDEO. “Jump the shark”. You will be penalized if you are bitten or eaten by a shark, so plan accordingly.
  • 120 IMAGE. Feed your demons. You are not permitted to submit an image of you eating desert.
  • 124 IMAGE. If SPN were part man/part animal, what would it look like and what would its name be?
  • 125 VIDEO. Sing a harmonized duet rendition of "Eye of the Tiger" with someone standing 30 yards away from you.
  • 130 IMAGE. An angel made from feminine hygiene products
  • 134 IMAGE. You or your pet, in period costume, seated on a Game of Thrones-style kale throne.
  • 135 VIDEO. Choreograph and perform The Dance of the Acyclic Graph.
  • 136 IMAGE. The NSA staff has been outed as sharing inappropriate photos discovered during Internet surveillance. Submit the photo you think is most likely to have come from Misha's computer.
  • 137 IMAGE. Lots of new Internet shorthand has evolved: “LOL,” “IMHO,” “OMFG” Come up with the meaning for the Internet abbreviation "IDGHP" and use it in social media. If you get it to catch on, extra points.
  • 144 IMAGE. Find an odd integer other than 1, that is the sum of its divisors (e.g., 6 = 1+2+3 and (1,2,3) are the divisors of 6).
  • 148 IMAGE. GISHWHES rock band album cover including one, some or all of your teammates. 
  • Feed an ill friend a big bowl of warm chicken noodle soup. Instead of a spoon, use a leaf-blower.
  • 167 IMAGE. If GISHWHES were a destination vacation, what would the brochure look like?
  • 169 IMAGE. Jared Padelecki does not love Excel Documents. Post one to him on twitter that might change his opinion of Excel.
  • 170 IMAGE. On your favorite social media site, create a new user. Your profile avatar will be a photo or drawing of Orlando Jones. Now, masquerading as Orlando Jones, troll for--and hook--at least 400 followers.
  • 177 VIDEO. A NYT best-selling author or Tony-award winning actor or actress doing a dramatic reading of a section of a DMV.
  • 178 IMAGE. Create an architecturally-significant GISHWHESESQUE birdhouse. Hang it on a tree in a public park.
  • 189 IMAGE. Find a woman at Toast, East Perth, Australia on Friday morning. Get a picture of her and you.

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