Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Burro Poop Toss Is A Golden Tradition

OATMAN, Ariz. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – All that glitters is not gold in Oatman, Arizona – It could be burro poop.

That’s because for 25 years, Oatman residents have been celebrating Labor Day weekend by tossing gold-plated burro poop in the city streets.

The crappy tradition takes place on Sunday (Sept. 3) and is dubbed the “Burro Biscuit Toss.” It pits contestants of all ages against one another as they toss the golden burro dung as far as possible for a chance to win the coveted “Golden Burro Trophy.”

Event organizer Linda Woodard explains that the burro bowel movements are dried up, making them very lightweight and difficult to toss due to the wind.

But that doesn’t stop hundreds of contestants from competing every year.

Woodard adds, “We hold this event to honor the burros that roam and rule this city. Sometimes, even the burros show up to watch the event.”

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