Item 38 – Global Warming Holiday Sweater

Ugly Holiday sweaters are great, but with the climate crisis heating up the planet, we’ve got to branch out. Model your best ugly Holiday bathing suit or bikini made of repurposed ugly holiday sweaters. Model it at the beach with a caption touting the virtues of your “Global Warming Holiday Sweater.”

Item 15 – Incongruous Food Truck

Create a “food truck” that sells something incongruous with food trucks. It could be delicious pesticides, microchips, shower caps or anything in between. It can’t be compassion, empathy, or anything that “feeds the soul.” As loathe as we are to say this: get creative. Your truck must advertise its wares with flashy signage.

GISH App Challenge #3: Handbag Al Dente

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend in the US – Macaroni necklaces are so passé. Everyone knows what moms really love are high-end fashion designer macaroni handbags. Create an haute couture handbag from any or all of the following: macaroni (or any other pasta), beans, or rice, inspired by a maternal figure in your life.

Post a photo featuring your fashion bag artistically displayed to social media (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Instagram) tagged #BagByGISH by 13 May 11:59 PM PT for your chance to win! (Then, give your bag to a mom – if you don’t know one, find a local one on the GISH app!). Ten winners will be rewarded handsomely.


If you want to make it easy for us, you can also submit links to your social media photo posts here:



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GISHWHES National Scavenger Hunt Day Minihunt – Item 3 – The Knight and the Snail

As all Gishers know, Medieval Knights were often depicted battling snails and nobody knows why… except you. YOU know. Show us a historical re-enactment that adequately explains this centuries-old rivalry.


A million years ago, or so
Is where I’ll set my tale
Of a knight most fair who became aware
Of our humble hero snail

The snail was a victim of the old caste system
Of systematic oppression
She prayed the knight would heed her plight
But soon she’d learn her lesson

“Sir Knight,” said she, “with your chivalry
Will you ‘ear me plea o’ woe?
Me family’s got naught t’ eat
We could use your ‘help, by jove!”

Well the knight said:

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Item 164 – #RetroTwitterDay

Item 164 - #RetroTwitterDay

We have Declared August 1st to be a new international holiday: It’s Retro Twitter Day. Retweet something you posted 4 years ago today with a comment. Hashtag it #RetroTwitterDay.

Original tweet:

#RetroTwitterDay tweet:

Item 45 – All Holidays’ Day

Item 45 - All Holidays' Day

Isn’t it great to get your friends and family together for the holidays?! But it’s so hard! Sometimes all you can manage is getting everyone together for one holiday a year. But then you have to choose a holiday, and that’s so hard, too! Wait a minute… not if you decide to celebrate ALL holidays in that one night! Let’s see that night. – Inspired by Nicole Bowman

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