We wrote previously about the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, the 6000-person-strong attempt at record breaking spearheaded by actor Misha Collins. It’s about to come to a close, just in time to get a little unexpected media coverage.
One of the items on the list is: Fill hundreds of balloons with helium, tie them to a decorated Christmas tree and watch the tree float away. Tree must be a real pine tree (not faux) and must be at least 5 feet tall. The video must show the tree floating off and should be 40 seconds long. It’s one of the craziest-yet-plausible tasks, and is also worth more points than any other.
You can imagine the obvious problem with this… what goes up must come down, right? We’d like to think that responsible participants would tether the tree like a kite, but in Kelowna, BC in Canada on Sunday evening, a woman “accidentally” launched a 5′ tall Christmas tree into the sky and alerted Mounties, concerned that it might make its way to the airport. The video below seems to be the video taken for the scavenger hunt submission overlaid with an official statement about the incident.
Stay tuned for more about GISHWHES as (hopefully) the submissions are unveiled… haven’t you ever wanted to see 600 videos of cabbage patch dolls doing strip teases and Nobel Prize winners telling jokes?