Have You Heard About These Weird Quests?
These folks put a new twist on the concept of odd and unique when it comes to their goals. Whether it is a man who plans to grow all types of facial hair or the Kenyan lawyer who is on a quest to have a trial of Jesus overturned these folks surely have something to offer the world. Here are their fascinating stories.
1 Australian Man on a Personal Quest to Have Coffee with his 1,088 Facebook Friends
28-year-old Matt Kulesza is on a fascinating quest to have coffee with each of his 1,088 Facebook friends. Kulesza wrote about his mission on his Tumbler page to give him the inspiration to get to know and socialize with people. It is like a kick in the pants from using the traditional methods of communicating today. What a great concept. Way to go Matt.
2 Young Man on a Quest to Grow All Sorts of Facial Hair
It was back in 2008 when Jon Dyers started an unusual quest of trying to grow every style of beard, mustache, and side burn. Guys you might want to check this one out. The guy even has his own Beard FAQs, a Beard Chart, and sponsors Macho Growing Beard Month during the Month of December.
3 Kenyan Lawyer on a Mission to Overturn the Trial of Jesus
In 2013 Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidas filed a petition with the International Court of Justice in Hague to sue Pontius Pilate, the Emperor of Rome Tiberius,and several other groups involved in the unlawful trial persecution of Jesus. Although all those involved in this Biblical, historical event are long gone Indidas feels the governments that they acted for should be responsible for their actions. He further insists they can be held accountable.
4 Texas Man Plans to Have Coffee at Every Starbucks across the World
42-year-old Texas man Winter has a goal of having coffee at every Starbucks across the world. With nearly 23, 505 store locations across 65 countries that is a lot of coffee to drink. This is no challenge to the Houston resident who has already drunk 29 cups of coffee a day. Additionally he has already visited 11,773 Starbucks locations just another 10,000 to go.
5 Grammar Police Patrol the Country to Correct Every Grammar Error on Signs
From seeing, one No Trespassing sign with grammatical errors, Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Her son were on a new found mission. Correct every sign across the country that has a grammatical error. The Grammar advocates travel with their typo correction kit which includes a mix of Sharpie markers, white out, dry erase markers, chalk, crayons and pens. In their 2 ½ months tour of the country, they sighted nearly 437 typos of which half of those they were able to get corrected.
6 80 Year Old Texas Woman Hugs Every Soldier Going and Coming Back from War
Noted as the “Hug Lady” 80 year old Killen, Texas resident Elizabeth Laird hugs every solider going and returning from war at the local army base. Her personal quest began in 2003 after hugging a soldier. Seeing other,soldiers and a veteran of the Armed Veterans Forces Laird started a new tradition in Killen, Texas. What a great way to honor and show our troops how much she cares for them.
7 The girl who went on a quest to take a cardboard cut-out of her dead father to all the places he always wanted to visit
This lady was devastated by the loss of her father to cancer so she went on a trek through Europe carrying a cardboard cutout of him everywhere she went in a bid to take him to all the countries he hoped to visit. In 2012, Jinna Yang’s father passed away from stomach cancer and Yang, lamented that in exchange for providing for her and her family, her father had shortchanged himself out of doing the things that he wanted to do, like play PGA golf. To handle her sorrow, Yang worked harder than ever in her corporate job in New York City. When the stress caused by her father’s passing and her grueling job responsibilities grew to be too much, Yang dropped everything and did something drastic.
She bought a one-way ticket to Iceland, and took a cardboard cutout of her late father “to honor his memory and come to peace with herself,” as she traveled across Europe.