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Gishwhes Hall of Fame 2017

Welcome to the world’s weirdest, wildest, most beautiful and strange images and videos from the
Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen!

The submissions below were selected by Fegvepians, Misha and the Judges to be the best of the best of Gishwhes 2017. Enjoy exploring the weirdness! Browse through them, or click on an item number to see the top submissions.

Item 167: (Time-lapse up to 20 seconds.) There are two things that science has proven unequivocally: 1) global warming is happening and 2) sucking the melting ice cream from a tiny hole in the bottom of a sugar cone is the greatest possible pleasure in life. (Minimum 5 rounded scoops on top and you must suck all the ice cream through the tiny hole.)

Team GishMeDeadly

Comment: My favorite challenge, as I got to eat ice cream! There are 5 scoops-kinda hard to see the bottom one, but it's there. I actually wanted to add another 2 scoops but didn't want to break the rules. Had them after shooting this. Jeff Clough

Item 59: THIS ITEM MUST BE POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA PRIOR TO THE END OF THE HUNT! This item takes place on Friday, Aug 11th, in whatever city you’re in at 10am in your time zone. Stand in front of your state or province’s legislative building (the building where your laws are enacted) and with your friends, hold up a large sign showing an excerpt or summary of a law that protects civil rights. For example if you live in the US, you could hold up a sign with a portion of the 1st amendment of the US Constitution written on it. Use the hashtag #gishwhes4rights. Submit the image you take on our site, but provide the link to your social media post in the comment field of the submit page.

Team EffusiveBookclub

Comment: https://twitter.com/SPN_Leeza/status/896090411579473921

Item 176: For our gish cousins in the antipodes where the days are short and the nights are cold: Establish a “TLC” station at Federation Square, opposite Flinders Street Station in Melbourne or on the steps of the Opera House in Sydney, and provide a little warmth – be it a coffee, a heat pack, or simply a smile – for those making their journey to work on the cold winter mornings.

Team Mishwhes

Comment: My son took the footage of me giving out chocolates and then we walked through the city and gave out food and snacks to homeless people. At first my son was taken out of his comfort zone. He said that it was humbling by the end of our walk through Melbourne. Giving out chocolate in a public place was kind of weird. Especially here... we also were asked to fill out a survey to indicate how scared we were to walk through Federation Square... I said that I felt safe. You never know what will happen but you have to have hope and good will. Thank you for this experience. It taught us a lot about kindness.

Item 106: The Lumbasumba region is being protected this year by Gishwhes. We gishers managed to purchase for permanent preservation more than 60 square miles of the Lumbasumba forest during the final weeks of registration in July! But the Lumbasumba area is more than just a forest. It’s also the hottest new dance craze. Show us how it’s done. (As all gishers know, you need to do it next to a REAL monkey, a parrot, or a camel to do it right.)

Team VladTheImpala

Comment: The Lumbasumba is very good for your lumbar region when done in the company of a chatty parot.

Item 52: (Time-lapse up to 30 seconds.) Paint a dignified portrait of a President, Prime Minister, King, or Queen. But we don’t want you to waste canvas or paper! Paint this on a loved one’s bare back or abdomen. (use skin safe paints or edible “paint-like” food products!)

Team Purgatorgy