Thursday, February 05, 2009

Beer Can Regatta

Click the pic to read the sign.

In down under Darwin, they celebrate each summer with a Beer Can Regatta. Back in 74', there was a huge storm that caused much damage to the city. To rebuild, they brought in a bunch of workers from the south. Seems these guys were not used to the humidity and to balance out the heat factor they drank a ton of beer. Turns out the town ended up with a truckload of beer cans. This was well before recycling programs were in place. What to do with all these beer cans? A young man came up with the regatta idea and it has been in place ever since. Who would of thunk that a boat could drive you to drink? Party on!

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