Its called No Nose Goes. And its basically if theres a big group of people and one person doesnt wanna do something or if nobody wants to do something then somebody can say No nose goes and then you put your finger on your nose and everyone else has to put their finger on their nose and whoever is the last to put their finger on their nose has to do whatever it is. I absolutely think this is an effective strategy for picking the person to do the task because it is awesome and yeah, its awesome. Some friends in high school told me about this. In my group of friends we did it a lot. Um, I thought everyone did it until I came to college and then I found out that a lot of people didnt know about it The other good thing about No Nose Goes is that one person can just put their finger on their nose and say it really softly so that nobody else hears and then the last person whose clueless that doesnt notice everyone else putting their finger on their nose gets stuck with it and its fun.
I agree with Ben that this No Nose Goes game is an effective strategy to pick a person in the group to do an undesirable task because its very simple (there arent a lot of complicated rules), it doesnt take too long, doesnt involve use of props (all you need is your finger and your nose) and its easy to spot the loser because the people in the group just have to look for the last member without a finger on his nose. In a way, the game is meant to punish the oblivious one in the group for not paying attention or actively participating in the groups discussion or plan. No Nose Goes is commonly played in groups because its a form of group identity and inclusion. The outsider who has no knowledge of the game is naturally the one who is forced to do an undesirable task so the game is like a rite of passage that brings a new member into the group.