Thursday, March 10, 2005

Crappers To Fly Down Snow Hills

CHATANIKA, Alaska (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s not often you see a crapper barreling down a hill, but in Chatanika, Alaska, it will be a common site this weekend.

It’s all thanks to the legendary Outhouse Races, which take place during this weekend’s 26th annual Chatanika Days, a winter festival in the small mining town.

In the crappy contest, teams of five people ride homemade outhouses outfitted with skis down a hill for more than half a mile.

One person sits on the pot while the others push and hold onto the pee and poo collector.

It usually takes the surfing poopers about seven minutes to get down the hill and some green is given out to the team with the fastest time.

Other unusual contests to be held at the festival include the “long-john contest” where contestants show up in their best looking long-johns and are judged Are You Hot? style and “human ice bowling” in which competitors are placed on snow saucers and thrown across ice into big bowling pins.

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