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The greatest summer bucket list of all time

Published On 06/30/2014 Published On 06/30/2014
Summer Bucket List
Those crunchy bits are the best
penny/Flickr
HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME
Eat an entire Carvel ice cream cake
An arcade's leaderboard
dangerismycat/Flickr
Get on an arcade leaderboard
Scandalized victims of a prank call
Everett Collection/Shutterstock
CALL IT
Prank call somebody
He's gonna be a contender
Ollyy/Shutterstock
BE A CHAMPION
Break a Guinness World Record
A whittler
Erica Minton/Flickr
WHITTLE A LITTLE
Sit on a Porch and Do Porch Things
Ouchouchouchouch
Todor Rusinov/Shutterstock
BECOME ART
Get That Tattoo You’ve Been Toying With
She's been pooled
Harsha K R/Flickr
PUSH IT
Throw someone in a pool
Going for their fifteen minutes
Aktiv I Oslo.no/Flickr
BE REALER THAN REAL
Audition for a reality television show
Preparation in action
Yeko Photo Studio/Shutterstock
GET HEAVY
Stop working out and start cultivating mass for winter
Here comes the sun...on your windshield
llaszlo/Shutterstock
GET SOME REFRACTION ACTION
Drive into a sunset
Dune surfing
Eric Hood/Flickr
GET GRITTY
Go dune surfing
A greased watermelon
Clay Larsen/Flickr
PASS A MELON
Play that weird greased watermelon game
People wearing white
Healthe Bay/Flickr
WEAR WHITE
Give a one-third ode to the American flag by wearing all-white
A game of flashlight tag
Neon Tommy/Flickr
PLAY SOME FLASHLIGHT TAG
Round up the 'ole gang (or form a gang) and play some flashlight tag
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DESTROY MONDAY
Throw the best. Labor Day. Party. EVER.
Crazy riders
Schlitterbahn Kansas City/Facebook
GET CRAZY
Ride the biggest waterslide literally ever
A hole digger
Alexi Ueltzen/Flickr
HOLE IT
Find some land, remove said land
A tub fulla ice
Emiliano/Flickr
ICE YOURSELF
Make the ALS ice bucket challenge your own
School supplies
JeniFoto/Shutterstock
SCHOOL YOUR BUDGET
Take advantage of a back to school sale
GET OFFA MY LAWN YA PUNKS
iko/Shutterstock
DO SOME LAWN CARE
Yell at some youths
He'll never forget his head again
WEBN-TV/Flickr
MAKE YOUR MARK
Buzz your name into your hair
A giant friggin' baby
SoleilC/Shutterstock
JUST CUT IT
Shave your head, look like a baby
Summer fun
Lawrence Lazare/Flickr
PLAY DETECTIVE
Locate a Corpse
A homemade smoker
Gabriel Bucataru/Flickr
SMOKE UP
Build your own BBQ smoker
Skippin' stones
Robert Park/Flickr
SKIP SCHOOL
Throw stones at a lake
Mount Monadnock
Michael McDonough/Flickr
GO WHERE MOST MEN HAVE GONE BEFORE
Conquer the most-climbed mountain in the world
An open fire hydrant
web4camguy/Flickr
OPEN UP
Crack open a fire hydrant
A boxcar in action
mlaargh/Flickr
Build a boxcar, start a neighborhood derby
A bike making some noise
Ramon Espelt Photography/Shutterstock
BRING THE NOISE
Baseball card + bike spokes = brilliance
An ice cream truck
Ezra Wolfe/Flickr
TREAT YOURSELF
Chase down the ice cream truck
Pizza
Tamera Clark/Flickr
BRING THE HEAT
Grill a dang pizza
Serenity
Iakov Kalinin/Shutterstock
DO NOTHING
Seriously do nothing
Rock out
Omar/Flickr
ROCK OUT
Make a t-shirt for a band that doesn’t exist for the ultimate cred
Treehouse
Old Onliner/Flickr
GET HIGH
Build a treehouse
Tie-dye
Dominika Baczek/Flickr
RUIN YOUR CLOTHES
Tie-dye everything
Shoe golf
Jake Wild/Flickr
KICK IT
Play shoe golf
Thunderstorm
Mihai Simonia/Shutterstock
YOUTUBE IT
Video a thunderstorm
Roadtrip
santhosh7386/Flickr
HIT THE ROAD
Take a roadtrip
Pie
Romina Campos/Flickr
GET BAKED
Make a pie and let it cool on the windowsill
A junk car
Georg Sander/Flickr
CONVERT A CONVERTIBLE
Buy a junker and make it purr...as best you can
A high diver
Penn State/Flickr
TAKE THE PLUNGE
Try your hand at the high dive
Movie tickets
cyclotourist/Flickr
BEAT BIG HOLLYWOOD
Outsmart teenage ushers and movie hop all day long
A hammock
Camil Tulcan/Flickr
START SWINGIN’
Hang A Hammock Anywhere
A gigantic slip 'n slide
Gordon Tarpley/Flickr
SLIP AND ALSO SLIDE
Build the ultimate water-fueled sliding apparatus
A pickup game of beach volleyball
dotshock/Shutterstock
BE A BEACH BUDDY
Play a random beach game with strangers
A food-eating contest
David Gallagher/Flickr
CHOW DOWN
Win a food-eating contest
A cotton candy machine
manasapat/Shutterstock
COME ONE, COME ALL
Build your own carnival
A gym, unused
holbox/Shutterstock
WORK IT OUT
Join a gym, never go
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MIX UP YOUR NIGHTLIFE
Celebrate summer eves with Malibu
A boozy watermelon
Magalie L'Abbe?/Flickr
UPGRADE YOUR MELONS
Make a boozy watermelon
Canoe drinking
Sarah Cady/Flickr
ROW YOUR BOAT
Drink in a canoe in the middle of a lake
Graceland
Thomas Hawk/Flickr
SEE A REAL HOUSE OF BLUES
Visit Graceland
Your parents' vacation home
Jo Ann Snover/Shutterstock
REAFFIRM YOUR PARENTS’ LOVE
Surprise mom and dad by visiting them in their vacation home
Daisy Dukes
SaMoBiker/Flickr
GET CHEEKY
Sacrifice a pair of jeans for the sake of owning a pair of Daisy Dukes, wear said Daisy Dukes
Wedding crashers
Rubin Starset/Flickr
CRASH AND LEARN
Invite yourself to an outdoor wedding
The Great Horror Campout
Great Horror Campout/Facebook
GET THE CRAP SCARED OUT OF YOU
Get spooky at the Great Horror Campout
A 48 hour film
48HourFIlmProject/Facebook
BECOME THE NEXT SCORSESE
Enter The 48 hour film project
Beer brewing
Adam Jackson/Flickr
DRINK ON THE HOUSE
Brew your own beer
Air guitar in action
Stuart Brown/Flickr
BE AN AIRHEAD
Attend the Air Guitar World Championships
An award winning sandcastle
Galveston.com/Flickr
BECOME KING OF THE SAND
Enter a Sandcastle Competition. And Win.
Bumbershoot
Bumbershoot/Facebook
TUNE IN TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Check Out the Bumbershoot Music Festival
A progressive in action
Anthony Humphreys
END FAT-SHAMING
Show off your rockin' (or otherwise) bod
A Super Soaker fight
Nerf/Facebook
GET OLD SCHOOL WET
Have a nostalgic Super Soaker fight
The Bonneville salt flats
Eric Ward/Flickr
REV UP YOUR ENGINE
Open up your engine on the Bonneville salt flats
A bonfire
Moyan Brenn/Flickr
GET FIRED UP
Light something on fire
Skydivers
wales-gibbons/Flickr
KISS THE SKY
...but not literally because you don’t know where the sky has been
A tent
Nick Bramhall/Flickr
BEDS ARE FOR CHUMPS
Sleep On Nature
An outdoor movie
Brian Fountain/Flickr
MAKE THE WORLD YOUR COUCH
Go see an outdoor movie
Mt. Hood skiiers
Alex/Flickr
HIT THE SLOPES
Ski North America’s only open-year-round mountain
Some excellent road BBQ
Renee Suen/Flickr
BURN RUBBER, SMOKE MEAT
Take a BBQ Road Trip
The glory of the State Fair
Paul/Flickr
FAIRLY LEGAL
Go to a state fair and eat foods so fried they should fall under the Geneva Convention
Burning Man
Julia Wolf/Flickr
DESERT YOUR FIENDS
Attend Burning Man
Getting crazy at The Gathering
Mandias/Flickr
POSSE UP WITH CLOWNS
Hit the Gathering of the Juggalos
Iced coffee genius in action
Mirona Lliescu/Flickr
ICE ICED, BABY
Make Frozen Coffee Ice Cubes
S'mores, deconstructed
Andrew Zimmer
GET INNOVATIVELY CHUNKIER
Invent a new s’more variation
Advanced porch hangouts
Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr
HANG OUT
Spend at least one night never leaving your porch, stoop, or balcony
Chess park action
Shawn Harquail/Flickr
GET PWNED
Rock out with your rook out at your local chess park
A water jetpack
Jetpack America/Facebook
BE A ROCKETEER
Take to the skies via the seas
A Cruisin' Cooler crew
Cruzin Coolers/Facebook
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED/ICE
Challenge Your Neighbor to a Cruisin’ Cooler Race
The Calgary Stampede
Chris Bolin/Courtesy of Calgary Stampede
RODEO, CANADIAN STYLE
Go to the Calgary Stampede
Fun at the swimmin' hole
Blythe/Flickr
IMPERSONATE TARZAN
Fly off a rope swing into a swimming hole
Enchanted Rock
J.B. Hill/Flickr
EXPERIENCE ALIEN LANDSCAPES
Climb Enchanted Rock
Enjoying the hell out of some lobster
Courtesy of Maine Lobster Festival
67 YEARS OF SEAFOOD EXCELLENCE
Hit the Maine Lobster Festival
Show the water the what for on a Quadski XL
Courtesy of Gibbs
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Ride a Quadski
The gross kind of European tourist
Nicki Dugan Pogue/Flickr
FIND ROMANCE
Make sweet, noncommittal love to a European tourist
A drive-in
Scott Audette/Visit Florida/Flickr
STARS UNDER STARS
Roll up to a drive-in
The Gathering of the Vibes
Courtesy of gathering of the Vibes
GET GRATEFUL, DEAD
Attend the Gathering of the Vibes
The Hotel Monteeone
Courtesy of Hotel Monteeone
GET STIRRED
Tear Up Tales of the Cocktail
A proud fisherman
Latham Jenkins/Flickr
PALEO UP
CATCH SOMETHING AND EAT IT

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