Vote! The WJC Spring 2011 students have made their digital scavenger hunts available via YouTube. We're asking all SIJ/WJC alums to cast your votes by Saturday at 9 a.m. for the best scavenger hunt video. Help your heirs win something cool!
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SUPER BONUS: Two successful cycles of leapfrog in front of an iconic Washington item made of rock. You must document it!
Visit the official museum/research center dedicated to the life of Pope John Paul II. Get a picture with his hand.
Every sports team in Washington DC has an “official” sports bar. Go to an“official” sports bar for a favorite team of your shortest person. (If they don’t like sports…the next shortest). Display team pride. Eat lunch.
In addition to being a Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne, Jr., is a scholar and researcher at a major "think tank" here in Beltway land. Where?
What is "The Big Chair"? Why does it matter?
BONUS! Stand underneath a whale. Speak whale.
Find a pro-DC statehood mural. Use your hands/body to make the shape of your state in front of it.
Take a group picture in front of the Watergate.
The president did it. Bono did it. Bill Cosby does it, frequently. Find, and eat, one of DC's world-famous "half smokes." (Note: If your group contains a Roman Catholic, you may want to do this on Saturday, not Friday. And vegetarians? Find another option.)
One of the cathedrals in Washington features a stone carving of -- yes -- Darth Vader. Can you photograph it? (Cue the obvious theme music.)
BONUS! Touch a moon rock. Try to display what zero gravity looks like.
Visit the statue of the first Roman Catholic bishop (and archbishop) of the United States. Hint: Think “Exorcist” steps.
Eat something journalistic at the appropriately named Post Pub. Try the onion rings.
The official monument to FDR includes a nod to the power of one form of mass media. What is it? Show us.
Visit the legendary piano that President Truman played, with a sultry actress draped across it. Clue: You will probably need help to visit it, unless you are sneaky. Prove that you visited it, somehow.
BONUS! Get a picture with a Giant Panda. Act like bears.