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UVA Students Participate in World Record Scavenger Hunt Attempt

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Some students at the University of Virginia are chasing around the area looking high and low for things that will hopefully earn them a trip to Scotland.

They are taking part in "The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen" or GISHWHES.  Team "angel-eyes-loves-freer-will" has people from as far away as California and Sweden.

While many of the tasks are silly, the bigger goal is to help people grow their self-confidence by doing random acts of kindness.  One of the tasks was to create a mock newscast.

GISHWHES scavenger hunter Kimberleigh Dyess said, "Go through the drive-through and when we they asked us what our order was to make nothing but sheep noises at them for 30 seconds.  It was really interesting, we didn't expect it to happen but their first reaction was not to ask us what we were doing they just mooed at us."

Last year's event broke a Guinness World Record with more than 6,200 hunters.  This year's winners will spend a night in a Scottish haunted castle with the hunt's founder, Hollywood actor Misha Collins.

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