The seven-time Guinness World Record-breaking Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) is back for its fifth year, and it's going to be bigger, better, and more bizarre than ever! This year's hunt will take place July 31st to August 6th, with registration opening today. The winning team of 15 members will go on a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid adventure to Iceland with Misha Collins.
The world's only annual, worldwide scavenger hunt, GISHWHES is hosted by The CW's Supernatural star Misha Collins. This weeklong extravaganza brings together thousands of participants from over 100 countries to complete creative, kind, and hilarious stunts. Part art, part chaos, part kindness, and all fun, GISHWHES shakes up expectations, taking scavenger hunts out of the realm of childhood games and onto a whole new level!
Teams take on a list of over 200 items, uploading pictures or videos of their completed items to the GISHWHES website. At the end of the hunt a team of shadowy judges analyze the thousands of submissions until the team with the highest overall points is identified and crowned Winner.
Each team is comprised of 15 participants called "Gishers." Gishers can sign up and invite their friends to build a team or they can be placed on a team with other participants from all over the world. Since the inception of the Hunt 6 years ago, more than 100,000 people have participated worldwide including a few names you might recognize: Chris Pratt, Larry King, William Shatner, William Macy, Tony Hawk, Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Felicia Day (The Guild), author John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), and Justin Guarini (American Idol), to name a few. Even NASA has joined in on the GISHWHES mayhem, naming a mountain on Mars after the hunt!
Currently, GISHWHES holds sevenworld records, including, "Largest Scavenger Hunt," "Largest Online Photo Album of Hugs" with an incredible 108,121 hugs on record, and "Most Pledges Received for a charitable Campaign."
Previous GISHWHES items include charitable acts like hosting a tea party at a children's hospital and surprising a stationed soldier with a Skype with their loved ones. Gishers have been challenged to play ping pong underwater using an egg yolk as a ball, create portraits of Taylor Swift out of rice and legumes, build massive dinosaur sculptures out of sanitary napkins, and so much more!0comments