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I Spy: THON 2016 Edition, Part Two

Earlier this weekend I Spy: THON Edition challenged you to pass some of your time at THON by finding bizarre items such as the giant key or Monsters Inc. balloon. As the 46 hours continue on, more and more crazy things are popping up across the BJC. So obscure, in fact, that, they are practically begging for another edition of I Spy!

While there are many unique things to be seen at THON here is a list of 10 that really stand out. Can you spot them?

1. Wigs

If  you think your head is sweaty, think about the people who add extra hair to their heads. Some guys in the BJC decided to try out temporary, feminine hair styles with including braids.

2. The Left Shark

You read that right, someone at THON dressed up in a full body left shark costume. Well, it could be the right shark, or maybe just be a regular shark, but that’s no fun.

3. Inflatable Palm Tree

One organization is reflecting the warm weather outside by bringing the ambiance in. Keep an eye out for two of these trees bobbing about in the BJC.

4. Fish Hats

There are different types of sea-life turned head-gear this year, including colorful squids and clown-fish.

5. Banana Man

Keep your eyes peeled for a man dressed as a banana. Maybe grab a snack first though, so he doesn’t make you too hungry.

6. Funky Socks

THON is one of the few places where the crazier the socks, the more acceptable they are. What’s the craziest pair you can spot? 

7. Capes

Shinny capes, colorful capes, long capes, capes with FTK on them: the superheroes of THON 2016 are really decked out.

8. Star Wars Themed Things

A few Greek pairings are sporting some seriously far out letters and shirts this year. Can you find the BB-8 Chi?

9. Light Up Signs

Signs that light up come in many variations, including blinking, neon, and even headache-inducing. Count how many you can find.

10.Beach Balls

Generally you will see these on the floor, being tossed around. They’re fun, keep the dancers occupied, and sometimes make their way into the stands.

Bonus: Presidential Candidates

Whether there are any at THON this year, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see a political sign or candidate’s head floating around. Props to anyone who dressed-up as one. Double Jeopardy if you come across the real-life version of one of these men or women woman that may be running this country in the near future.

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Erin Servey

Erin Servey writes and copy-edits for Onward State. She's a Junior Schreyer Honors Scholar and Paterno Fellow at Penn State, studying English and psychology, with a French minor. Editing, poetry, and photography are her passions. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ErinEServey).


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