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Moose droppings

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Moose Dropping Festival

This festival is pretty much just what it sounds like: a celebration of moose poop. Held in Talkeetna, Alaska, the event involves collecting moose droppings, baking them in the oven (ewww!) and spraying them in varnish. The balls of excrement are then used in various competitions, such as "nugget"-tossing. Another game involves dropping the droppings on the town from a balloon, with the aim of hitting a painted target on the ground. And you thought getting hit by bird droppings was embarrassing!