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Offbeat Ala. fests include mullet toss, “UFO Day”



UFO Days, a Chicken and Egg Festival, an Interstate Mullet Toss and a Coon Dog Cemetery Celebration are a few of the offbeat and quirky celebrations to experience during the Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns.

In addition to these unique festivals, 215 cities and towns will host Great Alabama Homecoming events this year.

The Alabama Department of Tourism has compiled a list of 11 unique events that will take place beginning in April through October!

Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in Moulton, April 10-11

The two-day outdoor festival in Moulton features food vendors, live entertainment on the Chicken Stage, educational exhibits, children’s activities, a display of 100 live exotic Bantam chickens, a chicken clucking contest, beauty pageant, chicken wing-eating contest, egg-eating contest, chicken bowling, photography contest and appearances by “Nugget” and “Scramble,” the festival’s official mascots. For more information: 256.318.7270,

Interstate Mullet Toss in Orange Beach, April 23-25

Participants throw dead fish across the Alabama’s state line into Florida to see who can throw one the farthest. The festival includes a weekend of live music, great food, golf tournaments, and more and Alabama’s white sand beaches and is held the last full weekend in April in Orange Beach. The event benefits the Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch and the Boys and Girls Club of Escambia County. For more information: 251.974.1510,

Possum Day in Franklin, May 15

Residents gather at the town hall for music, food, and arts and crafts throughout the day. The event’s name originated from kids in the 1960s and 70s who joked that Franklin was such a sleepy town it should have “possums” crossing the road. During the organizational meeting for the first Possum Day, a couple of residents proposed the humorous name and it stuck. For more information: 334.727.2111.

9-1-1 Festival in Haleyville, June 12-13

Each June, Haleyville honors its police, fire, rescue, and emergency personnel and celebrates its role in history with the annual 9-1-1 Festival downtown. In 1968, the city of Haleyville made history when Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite placed the first 9-1-1 emergency call from Haleyville’s City Hall to U.S. Representative Tom Bevill at the city’s police station. Activities include a street dance, parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities, a barbecue cook-off, and more. For more information: 205.486.3121,

Mayberry Days in Graysville, July 10

Graysville, the city which calls itself “Alabama’s Most Progressive Town,” hosts an annual Mayberry Days festival to celebrate the legacy of television’s “Andy Griffith Show.” Complete with Barney Fife and Goober look-alikes, a squad car and more, the Jefferson County event takes place in July. It features entertainment and a parade. 205.674.5643,

Okra Festival in Burkville, August 28

Festival goers describe it as “a big family party,” where people return year after year to celebrate. Okra is of African origin and is a versatile vegetable that may be enjoyed boiled, battered, pickled or fried, or used in soups, stews and gumbo. The festival began in 2000 and soon became unique in its ability to attract people of all races, who interact with the locals in love and friendship. 334.324.0555 or 334.652.1206.

UFO Days in Fyffe, August 28

The annual Unforgettable Family Outing (UFO), held in late August, capitalizes on the town’s famous history when townspeople spotted unidentified flying objects or UFOs over the area. Giant hot air balloons are the centerpiece of the two-day event that also features hour-long rides across Sand Mountain, arts and crafts vendors and entertainment. 256.623.2222, ext. 3,

Alabama Butter Bean Festival in Pinson, September 3-4

Participants in this festival dedicated to a vegetable can attempt the “World Record” of cooking the largest pot of beans. The family-friendly event includes a Super Kidz Zone, car show, children’s parade, Tail Waggin’ pageant, Mr. & Miss Butter Bean pageant, golf tournament, fashion show, 5K race and 1-mile fun run, greased pig contest, butter bean recipes, live entertainment and cornbread cooking contests, 205.572.2041.

Crenshaw County Annual Peanut Boil Festival in Luverne, September 4-6

Dubbed “The World’s Largest Peanut Boil,” this annual festival is held every fall. Tons of peanuts are boiled and bagged by the Crenshaw County Shriners Club during the event. Since 1970, the Peanut Boil has become a Labor Day weekend tradition for people within a 60-mile radius of Luverne. 334.335.4468,

Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration in Tuscumbia, September 6

Each Labor Day, the Tennessee Valley Coon Hunter’s Association hosts a celebration at the cemetery to remember faithful coon dogs, and to enjoy buck dancing, a liar’s contest, music and barbecue. More than 200 graves are freshly decorated for the event. 800.344.0783.

Alabama Frog Level Festival in Fayette, October 1-2

The event includes frog jumping contests, the Miss Frog Level contest, vendors, music, antique cars and trucks, and the Syrup City Run. Fayette was formerly known as Frog Level. The name originated from the fact that the town sits just above the flood level of the river “right down on the level with the frogs.” The festival celebrates two unique aspects of the town’s heritage, frogs and syrup. The Syrup City Run spotlights Fayette’s history as home of the Golden Eagle Syrup Company since 1929. 205.932.4587,

For a comprehensive Alabama Calendar of Events, call 1-800-ALABAMA. For a list of the Great Alabama Homecoming celebrations, visit


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Takanakuy Festival at risk? – Strange Events




250px-Location_of_the_province_Chumbivilcas_in_Cusco.svgDid you ever heard about “Takanakuy”? Did you have wanted the opportunity to straight up your differences with somebody you knew in a fight, enjoin a good food, special dress, dance and booze? Well a lot people call that Saturday night.

Chumbivilcas is a province in the Andes, South Peru, and according to the Peru 2005 Census 77,721 inhabitants, rural communities families with eight and more children are not unusual, one of the poorest regions of the country.

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.

Takanakuy Festival for beginners

Each December 25th part of the population from Chumbivilcas Province reunite to the Takanakuy “festival”, where participants practice of fighting fellow community members.

Takanakuy Festival at risk - 02The practice started in Santo Tomás, the capital of Chumbivilcas, and has now spread to other villages and cities, the prominent ones being Cuzco and Lima.

The festival consists of dancing and of individuals fighting each other to settle old conflicts or simply to display their manhood.

Those holding the grudges call out their opponents by their first and last name.

Kicking and punching are allowed in the middle of the circle. Biting, hitting those on the ground, or pulling hair is not allowed during the fight, this is a civilized community!

Takanakuy Festival at risk - 01Although the government of Lima has tried to eradicate Takanakuy Festival, the celebration has diffused into urban areas such as Cuzco and Lima.

People of non-indigenous descent are now taking part in this originally indigenous cultural custom, yeah, why not?

Then everybody goes drinking to numb the pain and move on to a new year.

Now serious, tells us, don’t you have a co-worker, neighbor, a church member you have a beef with?

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Polish company to brew beer from a Czech model’s vagina bacteria




Polish company to brew beer from a Czech models vagina bacteriaPolish brewery company launched a crowdfunding for its attempt to brew beer from a Czech model’s vagina bacteria.

There are large number of bizarre ingredients used in the manufacture of craft beers, but use a formula from a vaginal bacteria stands out in the crowd.

Warsaw-based The Order of Yoni — “Yoni” being a Sanskrit word for “vagina” — is seeking to raise about U$170,000 (£118,000 or 150,000 Euros) with an IndieGoGo campaign for Bottled Instinct, a beer brewed using lactic acid bacteria collected from the vagina of Alexandra Brendlova.

The Order of Yoni says the initial run of beers would include sour ales, lambics, flanders ales and sour stouts. Each bottle of beer will be stamped with Brendlova’s name as well as “the date of the collection of her vaginal swab.” Also it will brew six batches of 16,600 beers each, with funds going towards the ‘brewing process, ingredients and bottles’ decorations’.

The money will also cover the ‘model’s reward’ and a budget for the ‘perks’ offered to investors. However, there is no detail provided as to the breakdown of the costs.

The beers do not, however, feature the taste or odor of a vagina, the brewers say.

The company says their future plans include brewing other types of beers using bacteria harvested from other woman, as well as other products incorporating said bacteria including kefirs and yogurts.

Not as strange as vagina bacteria beer

In 2012 an Oregon brewery, developed a drink that led, among the ingredients, beard strands of his brewmaster. The drink was sold, including in other countries.

More informations on “The Order of Yoni” oficial website

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Roswell Spaceship Stoled, 1 Human arrested 2 on the loose




Roswell Spaceship stoled, 1 Human arrested 2 on the looseRoswell Police Department informed on its Facebook page “Be on the lookout: missing spaceship,” the Identify Roswell Spaceship has been stolen from a UFO Museum.

The silver-colored saucer made of fiberglass and stainless steel was stolen about 3:30 a.m. Saturday from behind the International UFO Museum and Research Center on Roswell’s main drag by 3 allegedly human beings.

During the day Roswell police spokesman was proudly announcing that they were able to track down the 17-year-old boy who was one of the three suspects in the theft of the spaceship, because of a phone call.

Surveillance video shows the three males walking toward the spaceship, and two of them lifting it up.

They then walk away and out of the camera’s view with it, put the ship into a pickup truck and drove off. The UFO Museum is located just around the corner from police headquarters.

The allegedly human-teen in custody hasn’t said what the motivation behind for stealing the spaceship or who else was involved.

Roswell Spaceship stoled, 1 Human arrested 2 on the looseThe Identify Flying Saucer had a tough year, a blizzard this past winter knocked the saucer from its usual mount on the corner of the museum building on South Main Street, for over 24 years, as the picture to the right.

It recently had been repaired and was being stored under an awning behind the museum.

Now it was The New Mexico Department of Transportation sent an heart broken picture of the saucer in pieces to museum.

Roswell Police Department  are urging Roswell residents and from the surrounding areas to be on the lookout for the Roswell Spaceship’s thieves

Hopefully the other two suspects are still on Planet Earth and can be bring to justice.

“Only in Roswell.”

Source: Daily Mail

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