Thousands Moon Amtrak Trains
Californians get behind showing some behind
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2010 3:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Cheeky Californians got behind a local tradition again yesterday by mooning Amtrak passengers traveling through the town of Laguna Niguel. It was the 31st year for the "mooning Amtrak" event that supposedly began with a barroom bet in 1979 offering a beer to anyone who mooned a passing train. But the event is getting so big, with crowds up to 10,000, that the town warned visitors this year to stay away, announcing: "No to crack," reports the BBC. But the crackdown was blamed on a "stuffy" anti-mooning mayor and the event went off without a hitch.

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