and the winners are…

The results are in! After a very very close finish that was eventually settled by some fantastic and very entertaining superlative entries, we have the results!

The Winners:

Robyn Will Kick You In The Face! Well done! They had perhaps the best stories from Newnham, with a special commendation for their fantastic costumes and delicious bribery brownies. They also supplied us with morning whiskey! It kept us going all day 🙂

Second Place:

Lion Hunters! Sheer efficiency, a huge quantity of items, they were here almost the entire time presenting stuff, acting out, doing some fantastic singing and completed the most sections.

Third Place:

F.B.M.! No signup email, they turned up briefly Wednesday morning to collect the list and we thought that was all we\’d see of them… until Thursday afternoon, where they turned up with a punt full of 500 points worth of items! They had a huge quantity of items, a lot of quality of items and a lot of naked man! Seriously special commendation for bringing everything on a punt in one massive hit.

The Scores:

Robyn Will Kick You In The Face: 988.5
Lion Hunters: 917.5
F.B.M.: 607
Socksoc 3: 378.5
Lesbian Steampunk Samurai Lizard Detectives: 329.5
The 87s: 288
Nyan: 274.5
Captain Friendless: 255
BAJJA: 226
Lips To Suck A Mango: 24
Team \”Couldn\’t think of a team name\”: 0

Special Commendations:

  • The 87s for a lot of gratuitous nudity (almost got kicked out of the Union!) and the look on the judges\’ faces when it happened!
  • Captain Friendless for getting 255 points with only one team member plus Biscuits the Sock Monkey, and for his fantastic films
  • Robyn Will Kick You In The Face\’s jazz chicken
  • F.B.M.\’s working difference engine
  • Nyan\’s fantastic text from last night
  • Lion Hunter\’s brilliant singing, team rocket rendition, getting The Duke on Skype and reasoned vim/emacs debate
  • Socksoc\’s absolutely disgusting/amazing skin infection and entertaining extreme ironing
  • Lesbian Steampunk Samurai Lizard Detectives\’ for memorising 75 spells and their brilliant Pokemon LARPing
  • BAJJA getting us the first submission of a beautiful Venus Fly Trap

Check out the tumblr for the items we\’ve put online! we\’ll probably put a bit more up in the next day after we\’ve recovered a bit.

Well done to all the teams that took part, we had an absolutely brilliant, fun, exciting, incredible, sexy, strange, disturbing, exhausting, arousing, magical, &c., &c., time and we hope you did too!

We\’ll be giving out prizes (maybe) at a pub meet tomorrow with details to be announced! Hopefully see some/all of you there 🙂

 

Signing off,

2011 Judges
The Laser Raptors

 

xoxoxox

We\’re back!

We\’re now back in the Union (well, we\’ve been back a little while judging some of yesterday\’s digital submissions, to our delight and amusement) and are all ready to receive your efforts for day two!

If you haven\’t checked the tumblr, it\’s got a load of great stuff on it now – see the sidebar link. Equally, if you haven\’t been checking the twitter you\’ve been missing out on some fun special items! You should check that. We had a secret meeting at midnight where a mysterious stranger from the past even turned up and donated items to one team!

See you all soon!

Scavenger Hunt List 2011

.

Category

Item Number

Item

Max Points

.

2011

1

A student protest

4

.

2

A tuition fee

2

.

3

A Clegg effigy

6

.

4

A Justin Beiber effigy

6

.

5

An uprising

4

.

6

The biggest Royal Wedding photograph

3

.

7

Your team's Eurovision entry

8

.

8

An Arab Spring

3

.

9

Demonstration of AV

3

.

10

A ballot paper

2

.

11

A Superinjunction

4

.

12

O'bama's pint of Guinness

3

.

13

An RSA SecureID token

3

.

14

An impossible exam question

3

.

Hipsters

15

Glasses without lenses

1

.

16

Leggings

1

.

17

Chequered shirt (up to 5, must be wearing all of them)

1 each

.

18

Low necked t-shirt

1

.

19

Pretentious band t-shirt

1

.

20

Skinny jeans

1

.

21

Distressed tee

1

.

Royal Wedding

22

The Duke of Cambridge (bonus with his Duchess)

100

.

23

Bunting

2

.

24

Royal Memorabilia

2

.

25

A Carriage

3

.

26

A Grumpy Bridesmaid

5

.

27

Something more important from 29/04

2

.

28

An emergency plan in case Kate said no

4

.

29

A wedding dress

6

.

30

Top hat and tails

4

.

31

A glass slipper

4

.

32

A wedding hat, as preposterous as possible

6

.

33

Stag do photos

2

.

34

Longest dress train

2

.

35

Cartwheeling whilst dressed as a vicar

4

.

Ghostbusters

36

Zener cards

1 per card, max 3

.

37

Demonstration of ESP

5

.

38

Ectoplasmic residue

3

.

39

Fireman's pole

2

.

40

Tobin's spirit guide

4

.

41

Spores, moulds and fungi collection

5

.

42

Levitating book/girlfriend

5

.

43

Edible replica of Stay Puft Marshmellow Man

4

.

44

Sign announcing the end of the world

1

.

45

High voltage laser containment facility

4

.

46

Bill Murry

7

.

47

Total protonic reversal

2

.

48

Twinkie (bonus points if 35' long and 600lb)

3

.

49

Cross some beams!

1

.

50

Jumpsuit

2

.

Student Life

51

Photos of a team member outside a Cambridge pub

1 each, max 6

.

52

Microwave chocolate cake (must be tasty)

5

.

53

Worst Room

2

.

54

Cheapest food

2

.

55

Recipies including baked beans

0.5 each, max 3 points

.

56

Least available free floor space in a room

2

.

57

A traffic cone

3

.

58

A (real) text from last night

2

.

59

Most credit cards belonging to one person

1 each

.

60

Video of fastest complete checkout at a Sainsbury's self-service automated checkout, including receipt

6

.

61

May ball poster

1

.

62

May ball prop

2

.

63

May ball wristband

2

.

64

Ticket to the St John's 2011 May Ball (massive bonus points if we can keep it!)

4

.

65

Cambridge xxxxtreme ironing

6

.

66

Punt racing

3 per punt

.

67

Most people on a punt

0.5 points per person

.

IT Crowd

68

Cuke

4

.

69

Moss's mug

3

.

70

Cradle of Filth, techno style

3

.

71

A stress detector machine (bonus if it works)

4

.

72

New emergency services advert

7

.

73

THE SHOOOOOOOES

2

.

74

Street countdown re-enactment (a proper match, we can judge)

10

.

75

Flammable sea parks model (bonus points if burnt down, with explanation)

8

.

76

Wear an Aunt Irma t-shirt

6

.

77

Grand Designs DVDs (bonus points if you don't have a receipt)

2

.

78

Gay! A gay musical!

6

.

79

Enrol in a German Cookery course

3

.

80

Shithead of the Year Award

3

.

81

A Flappy Duck take away dinner

5

.

82

Have a conversation about football in front of us

4

.

83

The Internet

3

.

Webcomics

84

Memorabilia

4

.

85

A Machine of Death story

6

.

86

An enactment of a Machine of Death story

8

.

87

An original dinosaur comic (we'll provide whiteboard if required)

4

.

88

Dr McNinja

5

.

89

Flute Cop

5

.

Outside the Bubble

90

Name the top ten in the charts

2

.

91

A recent receipt from somewhere at least as far as Girton

2

.

92

A paycheque (not a payslip)

4

.

93

The reality checkpoint

2

.

94

Ironing board

3

.

95

Spaghetti quantity measurer

2

.

96

Marigolds

2

.

97

Oven baking tray

1

.

98

Something from Anglia Ruskin

1

.

99

Something from The Other Place

2

.

100

Something from MIT

3

.

Travel

101

Stamps in a passport

2 per country, max 8

.

102

Foreign currency

1 per currency, max 8

.

103

Photos from famous locations with team members in (at least two)

2 each, max 6

.

104

Beach towel

2

.

105

Sand castle

4

.

106

Improvised native dress

5

.

107

Flip flops

1

.

108

Inflatable crocodile

3

.

109

Travel sized items

1 per item, max 3

.

110

Foreign phrasebook

2

.

111

Travel guides

1 per continent

.

112

Massive summer hat

2

.

113

Most uninviting tourist brochure

5

.

114

Holiday snaps from Girton

6

.

115

Girton passport stamp

8

.

116

Surfboard

2

.

117

Strong suncream

2

.

118

Strong DEET

3

.

119

Postcards

1 per continent

.

120

Suitcase

1

.

121

Trashy souvenirs

2

.

College Life

122

Alcohol

4

.

123

Most college clothing being worn

1 per item

.

124

Most beer mats

4

.

125

Longest Sainsbury's receipt

4

.

126

College-crested crockery

4

.

127

Mr. ASBO

4

.

128

Man in tweed

3

.

129

Your picture at Gardie's

3

.

130

A Footlight

4

.

131

Gowns (points per college)

1 each, max 5

.

132

A doctor's bonnet

3

.

133

A plan to fortify your college against zombie attack

6

.

The Recession

134

Cheapest five course meal (sacrifice quality not quantity)

5

.

135

Best explanation of the recession (bonus points if it involves pipes)

6

.

136

A video on saving money

5

.

137

Someone dressed entirely in newspapers

3

.

138

Cardboard box house (must be able to fit at least one judge)

4 + 2 per judge

.

139

Something made from toilet roll

3

.

Portal 2

140

Combustible lemons

4

.

141

Cave Johnson quotes recited from memory

1 each, max 6

.

142

A weighted companion cube

4

.

143

A personality core

3

.

144

Aperture Science Laboratories memorabilia (doesn't have to be official)

2

.

145

Long fall boots

4

.

146

GLaDOS

4

.

147

An ASHPD (bonus points if it works)

6

.

148

Complete test chambers in co-op, bonus if with another team

1 per chamber, max 5

.

Bible Stuff

149

An Ark

6

.

150

A snake

5

.

151

A fig leaf (bonus points if that's all you're wearing)

2 (bonus +4)

.

152

A plague of locusts

3

.

153

Jesus (points if you beat the judge)

4

.

154

A Biblical family tree

2

.

155

Technicolour dream-coat

6

.

156

The 10 Commandments (bonus points if on stone tablets)

2

.

157

Five loaves of bread and two fish

6

.

158

Walking on water

5

.

159

Demonstrate the Christian Side Hug in front of the judges

2

.

160

Prove the existence of God

4

.

161

Disprove the existence of God

4

.

Christmas in June

162

Crackers

2

.

163

Santa Claus (points for age and girth)

6

.

164

Myrrh

4

.

165

A satsuma

1

.

166

A snow ball

2

.

167

A Snow Ball ticket

4

.

168

Brussel Sprouts

1

.

169

A Christmas card

3

.

170

Some coal

2

.

171

A Christmas postage stamp

4

.

172

Some mulled wine

9

.

173

Pigs in blankets (bonus for quantity)

3

.

174

A stocking (bonus for extra legs)

1

.

175

An ugly Christmas jumper

1

.

176

12 days of Christmas items

4 per item

.

177

Presents in Christmas wrapping paper

3

.

Harry Potter

178

A broomstick

4

.

179

A wand (bonus points if Harry Potter style)

2

.

180

Harry Potter cosplay

8

.

181

Fan fiction set in Cambridge

8

.

182

Invisibility cloak

8

.

183

Marauder's Map of your college

7

.

184

The Deathly Hallows

2

.

185

A Chamber of Secrets

4

.

186

As many spells as you can from memory

0.5 points each

.

187

Butterbeer

6

.

188

Snape

5

.

HHGTTG

189

A towel

1

.

190

A pan-galactic gargle blaster

7

.

191

A packet of peanuts

1

.

192

Vogon poetry

5

.

193

A babelfish

2

.

194

Hoovooloo

1

.

195

Someone with two heads

4

.

196

A bowl of petunias

5

.

197

Two white mice

7

.

198

A probability drive

2

.

199

An infinite improbability drive

5

.

200

A heart of gold

6

.

201

Bistromath

3

.

202

A cow that wants to be eaten

6

.

203

Deep Thought

4

.

204

God's Final Message To His Creation

2

.

205

The Guide

4

.

206

A properly labelled book of matches

4

.

Engineering

207

Working, energy productive cold fusion

.

208

A steel rule

1

.

209

Some steel

1

.

210

Something better than steel

2

.

211

Explain why there's no such thing as centrifugal force

3

.

212

Explain why centrifugal force exists

3

.

213

A uniform rod

2

.

214

A point mass

4

.

215

A 4.6 ohms within ± 1% resistor

8

.

216

Bust a myth

6

.

Rocky Horror

217

Pink rubber gloves

1

.

218

Toast

1

.

219

Rice

1

.

220

Meatloaf

2

.

221

Old fashioned rattle

2

.

222

Micky Mouse Hat

2

.

223

Eddie's Teddy

2

.

224

Charles Atlas

3

.

225

Cards for pain

1

.

226

Rendition of science fiction/double feature (bonus if as the usherette or the lips)

7

.

227

The time warp (bonus if in full Transylvanian regalia)

5

.

228

Bring us Dr Frank'n'Furter and his Creation

5

.

229

Fishnets

2

.

Dr. Who

230

8/9th Doctor regeneration

5

.

231

The Eye of Gallifrey

3

.

232

A Dalek

4

.

233

Time Lord robes

6

.

234

TARDIS key

3

.

235

Tom Baker scarf

4

.

236

Doctor Who cosplay

6

.

237

A Sonic Screwdriver

4

.

238

A Weeping Angel

6

.

239

The Rod of Rassilon

5

.

240

Bad Wolf

4

.

241

6 authentic copies of the Mona Lisa

6

.

242

Fish fingers and custard

6

.

243

A recorder

2

.

244

A monocle

4

.

245

A cravat

4

.

246

Psychic paper

4

.

247

Banana daquiri

6

.

248

A Bow Tie (they're cool)

2

.

249

A fez

6

.

250

A stetson

5

.

251

Vashta Nerada

6

.

Computer Science

252

A reasoned argument between vim and emacs (bonus points for correct conclusion)

5

.

253

The source

2

.

254

A python

4

.

255

A ruby

5

.

256

A ruby on some rails

3

.

257

Some Java

2

.

258

The Sea

4

.

259

HAL 9000

5

.

260

A (working) difference engine

10

.

261

Electric sheep

4

.

262

Free (as in beer) beer

4

.

263

Frank King (bonus points if in clock keeper/time lord outfit)

6

.

264

A penguin (bonus points if in Tux pose)

4

.

265

Most twitter followers

2

.

266

Get #cush11 trending

50

.

Recursion

267

Complete the recursion section

n

.

One Liners

268

Your mum jokes (must be original or hilarious)

3

.

269

Most esoteric your mum joke

3

.

270

Proof of fattest mum

3

.

271

Most offensive joke

3

.

272

Most vanilla joke

3

.

273

Funniest inoffensive joke

3

.

274

Least funny offensive joke

3

.

275

Funniest no-soap radio joke

3

.

276

Best innuendo

3

.

277

Best "that's what she said!"

3

.

Eddie Izzard

278

An evil herbivore

4

.

279

A jazz chicken

6

.

280

A tray

1

.

281

A squirrel with a flute

4

.

282

Covered in bees!

6

.

283

A coffee

1

.

284

Cake OR death

4

.

285

A sock in a toaster

4

.

286

An elephant on skiis

8

.

287

A flag

2

.

288

A James Mason impersonation

6

.

Health

289

Hiccup cures

1 each max 3

.

290

Cough cures

1 each max 3

.

291

Hangover cures

1 each max 3

.

292

Plague victim

1 each max 3

.

293

Worst artificial skin disease

7

.

294

A doctor's prescription

3

.

The Middle East

295

Magic carpet (bonus points if a judge can fly on it)

7

.

296

Falafel

1

.

297

Hummus

1

.

298

Pitta Bread

1

.

299

Copy of the Shahname

3

.

300

Arabic dictionary

2

.

301

Head of Xerxes

6

.

302

Achaemenid noble dress

6

.

303

Explain the Palestine-Israeli conflict

5

.

304

A new democracy

3

.

305

A Bin Laden conspiracy theory (and defend it to us)

4

.

306

Recite the "Fatiha" (first sura of the Qur'an). Points for accuracy and flair.

8

.

Olympics

307

Egg and spoon

2

.

308

Javelin

4

.

309

Running shoes

1

.

310

Shot put

4

.

311

Medal

3

.

312

An Olympian

5

.

313

Beijing Olympics memorabilia

4

.

314

Ticket to an event

5

.

315

A better logo

7

.

316

Better mascots

7

.

Back to School

317

Dress up in school uniform

4

.

318

Career aspirations

7

.

319

Biggest set square

3

.

320

Entertaining school days story

4

.

321

Worst exam results of a Cambridge student (GCSEs or similar)

6

.

322

An anti-bullying video

7

.

323

Most amusing euphemisms in a pro-abstinence video

8

.

324

Rendition of The Elements

10

.

325

A Naughty Corner

4

.

326

A ball pit

6

.

327

A Where's Wally book (you must be able to find Wally)

4

.

Films in 30 seconds

328

Thor

8

.

329

Harry Potter (all of them!)

8

.

330

Lord of the Rings

8

.

331

The King's Speech

8

.

332

Finding Nemo

8

.

333

Reservoir Dogs

8

.

334

Withnail and I

8

.

335

Star Wars Episode 7

8

.

336

Chariots of Fire

8

.

337

Honey I shrunk the kids

8

.

338

Pirates of the Caribbean

8

.

339

Film clip made from LEGO

8

.

Tell Us A Story

340

Most woe

6

.

341

Most awkward

6

.

342

Best thing that ever happened

6

.

343

Most endearing

6

.

344

Most inspiring

6

.

345

Most comical

6

.

346

Lovecraftian

6

.

347

Strangest

6

.

348

Best party

6

.

349

Angstiest

6

.

Old Things

350

Oldest Varsity hoody

2

.

351

Oldest may ball ticket

4

.

352

Oldest person

4

.

353

Oldest book

4

.

354

Oldest thing (points for accurate geological dating)

4

.

355

Oldest Fellow

8

.

356

Oldest coin

4

.

357

Oldest joke

4

.

358

Oldest pick-up line

4

.

359

Oldest wine

6

.

360

Oldest canned food

3

.

Obsolete

361

A Betamax tape

7

.

362

A VHS tape

3

.

363

A polaroid

3

.

364

A minidisk or player

4

.

365

A floppy disk

2

.

366

Some 35mm (or more archaic!) film

2

.

367

A TV watch

5

.

368

A thermionic valve (vacuum tube)

6

.

369

A cassette tape

3

.

370

A Nokia 3310

5

.

371

A Zip disk or drive

5

.

372

A Vinyl disk (bonus points for music taste)

2

.

373

Gramaphone

8

.

374

A Laserdisk

6

.

375

A ball mouse

2

.

376

A typewriter

7

.

377

A quill

3

.

378

Some obsolete currency

4

.

379

A slide rule

5

.

380

A log table

5

.

381

An HD-DVD

4

.

Games

382

Old consoles

6

.

383

Mousetrap

4

.

384

As many Mario games as possible

1 each, max 6

.

385

Poker chips

4

.

386

Pogo stick

6

.

387

£1,000,000 in Monopoly Money

6

.

388

Level 80 WoW character

4

.

389

Solve a Rubik's Cube

2

.

390

Play hopscotch on King's Parade

4

.

391

Professor Plum in the Library with the Spanner

5

.

Pokemon

392

A completed Pokedex

10

.

393

128 rare candies

2

.

394

Missingno

2

.

395

Things that the towns are named after

3 per item, max 12

.

396

Pokemon cosplay

4

.

397

Pokemon LARP

6

.

398

Play Pokemon TCG in front of us

6

.

399

A level 255 Snorlax

4

.

400

A level 0 Snorlax

4

.

401

Charizard Pokemon Card (bonus points if shiny)

5

.

402

Ancient Mew Pokemon Card

5

.

403

Team Rocket song

6

.

404

A Pokedoll

4

.

The Past

405

Frock Coat

4

.

406

Sword Stick

8

.

407

Cobblestone

3

.

408

Corset

3

.

409

Hansom Taxi

10

.

410

Pipe

4

.

411

Penny Farthing

7

.

412

Pocket Watch

5

.

413

A message in a bottle

2

.

The Future

414

Tomorrow's newspaper

8

.

415

Hover car

6

.

416

Hoverboard

6

.

417

Your future self

4

.

418

A Laser

3

.

419

A Cambridge graduation certificate

4

.

420

A space suit

6

.

421

A square melon

5

.

422

A monkey butler

6

.

423

Diet of pills

4

.

424

Soylent Green

4

.

Blast from the Past

425

Your favourite item from a past year's list

max 10

.

Sherlock

426

Nicotine patches

3

.

427

The pink phone

3

.

428

A Jade hairpin

4

.

429

Analyse a judge as Sherlock (bonus points for lack of tact)

5

.

430

Lucky cat

4

.

431

Jim Moriarty's number

1

.

432

Riding crop

3

.

433

An ASBO

5

.

434

Lipstick

1

.

435

Human eyeballs

4

.

436

Wedding ring

2

.

437

Chinese tea pot

3

.

438

Watson's revolver

3

.

439

Remix of theme song

6

.

440

Carl Powers' shoes

2

.

441

London A to Z (bonus points if cipher included)

4

.

Playing Dirty

442

A photograph of another team doing anything on the list

That item's points

.

443

Dastardly prank on another team

10

.

444

Duel with another team, at dawn, on a bridge. As properly as you can. NERF guns ideal. Video evidence required.

15 for winners, 10 for losers

.

445

Pirate punting

7

.

446

Bribery cake

7

.

447

Bribery afternoon cream tea (massive bonus if punted from Grantchester, with proof)

6

.

448

Bribery brownie

3

.

449

The single item that fits as many list items as possible

1 per list item

.

Botany

450

Watering can

2

.

451

Ginko leaf

3

.

452

Red weed

4

.

453

Hellebore

4

.

454

Venus fly trap

6

.

455

Triffid

6

.

456

Cactus

2

.

457

Rose

3

.

458

Money tree

4

.

459

Green thumb

2

.

460

Longest daisy chain

0.2 points per daisy

.

461

Four-leafed clover

5

.

462

Gnome (bonus points for fishing rod)

6

.

463

Rake

3

.

Films

464

The One Ring (bonus if real)

4

.

465

The Golden Compass (Alethiometer)

6

.

466

A White Whale

4

.

467

Girl with a Dragon Tattoo

6

.

468

The Angry Inch

4

.

469

The Moulin Rouge

5

.

470

The Fifth Element

5

.

471

A Clockwork Orange

6

.

472

The invisible man

7

.

473

The Black Pearl

5

.

474

Flux capacitor

6

.

475

Mosquito in Amber

4

.

Scott Pilgrim

476

Play "We Are Sex Bob-Omb" to the judges

10

.

477

An incredible bass solo

4

.

478

Rollerblades and goggles

4

.

479

An unopened Amazon package

4

.

480

Vegan shepard's pie

6

.

481

A mithril skateboard

4

.

482

A hole in the moon

4

.

483

Infinite sadness

3

.

484

Have a bass battle, bonus if with another team

8

.

485

Battle amp to amp, bonus if with another team

10

.

486

Ramona's bag

2

.

487

A fighting robot

3

.

488

A glowing head

2

.

489

The Power of Love

4

.

490

The Power of Understanding

5

.

491

A 1-up

2

.

Love nor Money

492

Love

5

.

493

Respect

5

.

494

Friendship

5

.

495

Forgiveness

5

.

496

Happiness

5

.

497

Talent

5

.

498

Immortality

5

.

499

Peace

5

.

500

Honour

5
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