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Problem possum drinking game 'nothing new'
3News New Zealand ^ | 5/4/12 | Unknown

Posted on 05/03/2012 12:09:25 PM PDT by goseminoles

People partaking in a popular drinking pursuit "possum" are causing headaches for staff at Dunedin's Botanic Garden, who are forced to clean up broken bottles, food scraps and vomit left behind.

The drinking game, played by the city's students, involves participants sitting in a tree like possums while consuming large volumes of alcohol.

It ends when the players descend the tree voluntarily or fall from it.

Dunedin City Council gardens and cemeteries team leader Alan Matchett says garden staff first came across possum players about four years ago.

Since then, he says, the game has grown in popularity to the point where it is "not uncommon" for garden staff or security guards to have to chase players away.

(Excerpt) Read more at 3news.co.nz ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: darwin; drunk; stupid
The stupidity of human beings never ceases to amaze mae.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I am not cleaning vomit,thank you.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 12:12:43 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: goseminoles

I think this was invented by Keith Richards.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 12:13:18 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: goseminoles

‘Dunedin’ reminds me of Florida.

I wonder if the town has New Zealand origins.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: goseminoles
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5 posted on 05/03/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

That was my thought. I grew up in Clearwater. In another article I read, it said these kids go up the tree and drink 24 beers. The first one to fall out of the tree wins.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Just one of the many reasons for “The Dawin Award”, IIMN.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 12:22:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: goseminoles

8 posted on 05/03/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Dunedin, NZ is named for Edinborough, Scotland...

Its in Otago the Scot Province...


9 posted on 05/03/2012 12:27:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: goseminoles

What a bunch of morons.

Can’t you get alcohol poisoning from drinking 24 beers?


10 posted on 05/03/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: goseminoles
Idiots.

However, if anyone is visiting the North Island, I HIGHLY recommend the Possum Museum in Napier. Its hilarious! Since possums began devastating the country-sides and gobbling Kiwi birds like they were gum drops, NZ has launched a full-throated campaign to wipe them out. This museum has displays of the various ways to kill them and it is worth a special trip to see. The NZ possums aren't the weird white things we have in America, they're like a cross between a badger and a dog. You can't drive at night without hitting several.

Load up on possum coats, hats, gloves and blankets at the gift shop...every dead possum helps.

11 posted on 05/03/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: goseminoles

Who’s mae?


12 posted on 05/03/2012 12:51:12 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Jack Burton007

Fannie’s sister.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 1:43:42 PM PDT by goseminoles
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