2018 Clue List (Final)
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The Hunt 2018
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Below are the official clues for the Hunt 2018. You are required to read The Rules completely before completing any of the clues. You may also want to read the bit about scoring but that’s up to you.All Clues are due by 1pm Sunday the 28th. The Rules and answers to any other questions you have can be found at go/thehunt
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Keep your calendars open for The Hunt Gala on Tuesday Jan. 30. We will show some of the best submissions and announce the winners of The Hunt Awards.
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Godspeed and Goodluck!
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#The Clue ListPoint ValueNotes/Additional Info:
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1Scavenger Hunt Clue 1: While the Hunt is by now a Middlebury tradition, it has not been around forever. Which student from the class of 1834 would have been a born natural at the hunt had it been around in his day? 20ptsTeam Cap’ns : Message photo evidence you have found the answer and we will send you the next clue! We’ll try to be Johnny-on-the-spot with the next clue, but if it’s 3am you might have to wait a bit.
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2It’s The Hunt's 10th anniversary! Celebrate this decade milestone by incorporating tin and aluminum* into your Hunt!5 points
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3Hunt Spirit is the most revered of all hunt qualities. Create a hunt flag and anthem unique to your team. Make a video introducing your team and singing your team's anthem, Also, you must include your team's flag somewhere in the video.4 points, negative points if you fail to complete this challengeMUST BE COMPLETED BY SATURDAY AT 3PM
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4Everyday at an undisclosed time, The Hunt Masters will text the Team Cap'ns when a question mark is released from a printer. The first team to capture this question mark will be rewarded with a hefty reward.10 pts per capture
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5The huntmasters henchmen have taken Ry--the epitome of purity and justice--captive. YOU MUST FIND RY. Once per day, at an undisclosed time, the captive will release a photo of his location along with the time he has left to live. YOU MUST FIND RY. The future of this very world depends on it. Good luck, and godspeed.7 points for Saving Ry within the time limit (once per day)
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6Get as many autographed photos of nostrils as you can. Alternatively, autograph someone else's nostrils and take a photo..25 points per nostril (max 5 points)
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7Go shooting with a card carrying member of the NRA9 pointsPlease be safe.
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8Library Hide-and-go-seek, find the 10 Middlebury Students hiding in the library with question marks. 1 point per question mark found for a total of 10 pointsTeam Cap’ns will be texted. You will have 30min.
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9Tell Nick Jansen's story and find physical evidence of his existence on Midd's campus...3 points
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10Go to MCAB Trivia on Thursday at 9pm! Use your hunt team name as your team name5pts for showing up, 3pts per round won (also $$$, thanks MCAB!)
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11Design and create a Card's Against Humanity expansion pack for Middlebury CollegeTop 3 packs win 8, 7, 5 points respectively20 cards total, any mix of black or white cards.
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12Gregorian Chant remix of Dirty Little Secret. Harmonizing is a bonus.4 points
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13Knit an outfit for a sculpture on campus (negative points if it's the same sculpture as another team)3 - 10 points depending on size of the scarf in relation to the size of sculpture
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14Who says you can’t be culinarily creative in Ross? Using only ingredients from Ross Dining Hall, make a small dish and have it ready to serve to the Hunt Masters and Judges by 6pm on Friday. (Late entries not accepted!) All preparation must occur in Ross Dining HallJudged on taste, presentation, and creativity
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15Run run run I'm the kraft cheese man, eat a box of mac kraft as fast as you can. (Timed from the moment the box is opened). 3 fastest teams win 8, 7, 5 points respectivelyMicrowaveable mac and cheese is not allowed
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16Recreate a viral video5 points (extra if it goes viral)
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17Brooke is obessed with vine compilations. Please make her one. Bonus points if you make her laugh so hard she cries.3 points (2 extra points if Brooke cries)
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18Find a stock photo that represents your team and explain why you picked that photo3 points
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19Show us how you put safety ‘first’3 pointsbonus points for pub safes approval
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20Find the BiHall Zoo. 5 points
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21Write Yelp! reviews for campus laundry rooms 1 point per room reviewed (max 6 points)
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22We love fanfiction, make a storyboard for the next season of Firefly4 points
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23Make a definitive list of the top 10 bathrooms on campus. Include your criteria. There are no right answers, but there are wrong answers.5 points
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24Make the front page of Reddit or get an op-ed published in the New York Times (which are definitely equivalent)50 points
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25Get as many people at Midd as possible to set their phone backgrounds to a photo of your team.25 points per photo (no max)All photos must show phone background with the face of the phone's owner. If two teams have the same person it doesn’t count! Bonus for faculty!
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26Knit a terrible long scarf. At least 6 inches wide. To be judged by the hunt masters grandmothers. .5 point per foot, 15 points overall for the longest scarfProvide proof you knited from scratch. No more than 15 points will be awarded per team.
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27Have everyone on your team learn a foreign tounge twister1 point per person and twister
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28Get a shoutout from Ellen Degeneres∞ points** (and The Ellen Degeneress Award)
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29FInd evidence of a mythical creature on google Earth2 points
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30Unnecessary censor of Lil' Einsteins5 points
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31Find the people in the Graveyard who lived the longest and the shortest. 2 points
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32Spruce up campus with some well-placed googly eyes4 points
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33Classical rendition of Stacy's Mom4 points
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34Toenail Clipping Art6 points
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35Find the largest cornflake and deliver it to us unbroken (try to not ramshackle the dining hall)7 points to the winner
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36Send one person from your team to compete on the Bachelorette on Friday at 8:30 pm in the Grand Salon. Make sure that you are dressed to impress and ready to win the rose. Hint: it's a good idea to have a special talent for our special curly-haired huntmaster.Roses and prizes will be awarded.
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37Portrait of a Feb in a snuggy1 point if it's a photo, 5 points if the portrait is hand-painted
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38Stick the landing.2 point
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39What go/link does Middlebury need? Make it.1 point
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40Get the highest QWOP score.5 points
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41Serenade a tour. Bonus points for quality singing7 points
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42Write a Craigslist personal post for a fictional charcter5 points
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43Make a music video for Shut Up and Dance with Me7 points
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44Synchronized swimming to Rolling in the Deep by Adele5 points
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45Compose and send a sonnet to someone who Ghosted you8 points
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46Conduct a tinder chat with a stranger using only content from Trump's twitterPoints will be awarded for creativity, length, and response of the person. (5 max)
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47ITS THE HUNT GAMES at the Middlebury Classic Badminton Tournament. Arrive at that gym that used to be an airplane hanger (name?) on Saturday at 3PM. Bring your flag and have your anthems ready! the 2018 Hunt Olympics will consist of three games. Please designate only 2 members from each Hunt team to represent your team in each of the games. However, anyone is welcome to provide moral support! :)10 for attend, bonus 8,5,3 for 1,2,3rd in each category and 5 bonus for Best Spirit SquadRegister for the badminton tournament no later than Thursday at Midnight. (Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGC3xbgbgcjrQDnd-fXua30NlKAwJy_8c-KVYU9xA437JPeA/viewform?usp=sf_link)
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48find an ant.1 point (-10 pts if you find an "aunt"***)
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49Ask out your crush in a public and creative way. (more public and unconventional = more points)8 points
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50Flash mob dance with another team10 points
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51On Friday, all Hunters must dress up as their spirit animal in honor of your Hunt Masters. (We want time stamped pics every hour - Snapchat is a good way to do this. Pictures must include at least half the team.).5 points per hour, MAX 6 points
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52Make an #instagram account and be sure to follow your Huntmasters @HuntMasters2018. Bonus points for beautiful photos, followers, and making us laugh use the hashtag: #hunt2018.Required, negative points for not doing it
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53Pay homage to the huntmasters5 points
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54Find the oldest book in the Middlebury Library and update it's message for the modern youth5 points
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55Podcast of the hunt (minimum half an hour)7 points
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56Go on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sledding adventure with another team5 points
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57Make a Gift basket for the huntmasters using only items from the recycling center (WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT IS NOT FROM THE RECYCLING CENTER)7 points
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58Ride the Panther2 points
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59Recreate Davinci’s last supper with Professors (bonus points for theme)20 points (MUST INCLUDE ALL 13 in order to receive points)
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60Take a photo of the most interesting room on campus2 points
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61Ruin our childhood.5 points
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62There's no place like gnome.2 points
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63Freshman say whhhhaaatttt?????3 points
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64This year is the 10th anniversary of the Hunt. Give us the scoop on: Middlebury's Hunt: Through the Ages5 points
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65Get on TV8 points, 20 points for national TV
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66Caption contest for a photo on our instagram from the archives. Comment your caption (1 per team)Best caption wins 4 points
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67Recreate your most awkward moment3 points
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68Make it from Bihall to the CFA with an egg on a spoon in your mouth8 pointsNO ADHESION
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69Show us your best 100 things collection4 points
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70Between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am on the final night of the hunt, sing your team's anthem outdoors on the hour every hour.8 points
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71Prank War with another team6 points
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72The Hunt loves question marks! How many photos can you get of people holding question marks at farmous landmarks around the world? (.5 points per landmark, max 15 landmarks)Timestamp Required
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73Reinvigorate Middlebury's rivalry with UVM9 points
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74Get a team member who is an ordained minister (with proof) to marry two dogs8 points
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75#scarecam3 points
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76Here is your inspiration: https://vimeo.com/58659769 7 points
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77Throw a surprise party for your food delivery person5 points
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78Design your own clueDesign your own Points (show us what you've got)
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79Fill out this Friday's New York Times Crossword Puzzle (Honor Code)5 points
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80Surprise trustfall with strangers1 pt per stranger (10 max)
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81Spell "The Hunt" with long exposure photography5 points
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82Thread the Needle8 points (Hint: Ask a physics major)
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83Vlog Ross Challenge Day 283 points
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84Fit as many team members as you can into the same pair of pants2 points per team member
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85Tabitha loves maps and scavenger hunts, make her a treasure hunt on Midd's campus5 points
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86Show your appreciation for Middlebury's staff members8 points
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87Build a card castle with all 52 cards3 points
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88How many dollars are on the roof of two brothers? No adding more dollars except in the tip jar.5 points
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89How high up can you get on campus?7 points
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90Create a new Hunt themed cryptocurrency. 7 points
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91Get the huntmasters a can of Grapico and a bag of Goldenflake Chips15 points
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92Use a calling card to make a phone call from a phone booth using a phone book. (-50 points if it’s not a real phone booth)8 points
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93The only difference between a ___ and a ___ is six months of reading.2 points
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94Middlebury needs more commemorative plaques commemmorating commemorative things or commemorative rooms.5 points
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