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County Fair Rides!

lol if u listen closley u can hear me say “ohh my mother fucking god” lol we were at the county fair and scared out of our shorts!

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“betty Bicep Girl” Sara Flexing On A Carnival Ride

Sara of flexes her biceps and has fun on a carnival ride

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Bodeans – Naked (mn State Fair)

BoDeans performing in the Cities97 booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Sept 2, 2006

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Part 2 : Tuff Trucks @ Clark County Fair 2008

Part 2 of the Tuff Truck competition at the 2008 Clark County (Washington) Fair. Pretty much a “run-whatcha-brung” event. Shot on a pocket camera from the grand stands

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Walt Disney World & Busch Gardens Day 8 End

Walt Disney World Vacation last day. Downtown Disney, DVC Animal Kingdom Rooms from preview center, Lunch a the Wilderness Lodge

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What Is A Boomerang And A Corkscrew Roller Coaster?

I am doing a project and I have to describe the difference between a roller coaster with a boomerang and a coaster with a corkscrew. HELP!

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Games deemed winnable by Nebraska state patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol played games at the State Fair Friday afternoon.

With stuffed SpongeBobs and bears and smiling bananas as their audience, they threw basketballs into hoops and softballs at bottles.

image thumb2 Games deemed winnable by Nebraska state patrol

They lifted sunglasses-wearing rubber ducks out of their pond to inspect their bottoms.

They did this to make sure the State Fair games were fair.

And they seemed to have fun.

"It can be won," Sgt. Tom Reinhart announced after taking out a yellow balloon with a dart at the Treasure Chest.

"One try, Reinhart?" someone asked, impressed.

"One try," he said.

Reinhart has been doing this for more than 20 years. He’s learned how to win because the operators have told him how. They’ve showed him the sweet spots to aim for, the arc he needs to throw, all the hints to win.

Reinhart had no trouble at Tubs of Fun, either, even though the sign warns the tubs were altered to have more bounce.

His three big balls each stayed inside the tub.

But Investigator Jeff Ward’s balls didn’t.

"That wasn’t ‘Tubs of Fun,’" he said, smiling. "That was irritating."

Ward’s main job was to photograph the owners and operators of each game, along with their driver’s licenses, to make sure they weren’t wanted in other states.

The troopers made sure the games were games of skill, not gambling.

They made sure there were no drug paraphernalia as prizes, or prizes that look like real guns or knives.

They had the owners of the Duck Pond darken the letters on the bottom of their ducks, so kids had a better chance of winning.

(Hint: You can see those letters when the ducks float over the mirrors at the bottom of the pond. "L" means large prize. "S" means small.)

They asked the owners of the basketball games to slide the foul lines closer to the hoops, to make it easier for people to win.

They make sure the rules were posted and clear.

The State Patrol has inspected games at the State Fair for at least 25 years, Reinhart said. They usually don’t find problems, because those vendors don’t come back.

Sgt. Al Theobald tried the Machine Guns.

The goal is to shoot out the red star in the middle of the paper target. If any red remains, you lose.

He lost.

(Hint: You have to shoot AROUND the star, says Debra Harrison of Long Island, N.Y., who works this game. Don’t hit the red.)

"The young kids, they all go Rambo on it," she said. "I go, ‘Slow down. Take your time.’"

Sgt. Reinhart had a real gun on him.

"If I use my .45," he joked, "I’ll knock that star right out of there."

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Pigs welcome

Pigs at the Oregon State Fair

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Swine welcome.
While officials running Vermont’s Ca-ledonia County Fair, the state’s oldest fair, have banned pigs this year because of misconceptions about how the H1N1 virus — the so-called swine flu — spreads, Garfield County Fair, which opens Sept. 9, has no such ban.
“It’s a non-issue,” said Greg Highfill, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Ser-vice area livestock specialist.
H1N1 has not been found in any swine in the United States, he said, making it unfortunate the swine industry has been hurt “to the tune of tens of millions of dollars” because of misconceptions about how the virus is spread.
Sheri Baumgardner, office manager for Garfield County Fair Association, said Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has mandated “all swine show exhibitors to have a premises identification” before they can show at a fair or any other livestock show.
The premises ID allows the ag department to “track animals back to the farm of origin,” Highfill said.
“I’m glad they are taking the approach they are,” Baumgardner said, being proactive rather than banning swine and hurting kids who show swine.
Meanwhile, fair officials in Vermont said they took the action they did because they want to protect themselves from bad publicity or frivolous lawsuits if someone gets sick and blames it on a pig.
“The perception that swine flu was transmitted between pigs and human is why we did this. In reality, we know there’s no transmission between pigs and humans,” said Fair President Dick Lawrence.
Most other fairs across the country are going to great lengths this year to protect their pigs from people, since the virus can be transmitted to the animals by humans. Some are urging handwashing to protect the animals.
At the Oregon State Fair, visitors were met with pig barriers, recommended by the state veterinarian.
“Our pigs aren’t sick, are you?” read signs that will be posted at the fair. “If you’re not feeling well, don’t visit the pigs.”
In Maine, agriculture officials have distributed posters to fairs with swine exhibits that ask fairgoers to stay out of the exhibit areas if they are showing signs of having the flu.
“Right now, we’re more worried about people giving it to pigs, rather than vice versa,” said state veterinarian Don Hoenig.
The virus has turned up in herds in Canada, Argentina and Australia. In one rare instance, it might have jumped from pigs to two hog inspectors in Canada, but officials told the Canadian Press they could not be certain.
Calling the virus swine flu has led to confusion, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Chris Mather. Flu experts have said people cannot get H1N1 from handling pork.
National Pork Board has developed kits for fairs with signs urging fairgoers to wash hands and not to touch pigs.
“We do worry about any misconception that people may have that would think they have anything to fear from the pigs themselves,” said Liz Wagstrom, a veterinarian with National Pork Board.

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Merry Go Round, Night Shot From 2009 Kalamazoo County Fair, Wade Shows

Merry Go Round, Night Shot From 2009 Kalamazoo County Fair, Wade Shows

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Reminder to self: don’t move to Gilbert, PA

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GILBERT — Frogs were not the only thing flying Thursday at the frog-flipping booth at the West End Fair. Some fairgoers may have been getting high, too.

Shannon Marie Hollender, 24, a carny at the fair, was busted for selling marijuana from her frog-flipping booth, which was a ring-toss away from the Monroe County District Attorney’s booth.

Hollender operated the booth where rubber frogs are catapulted onto lily pads for prizes. Meanwhile, several doors down at the DA’s booth, where various law enforcement officials were set up, a tipster told police the booth operator was selling marijuana.

Undercover detectives walked over to the stand at around 3:30 p.m. and played the frog game.

During the game, police allege, Hollender mentioned to the detectives that she had marijuana for sale.

According to a police statement, the detectives made a buy and arranged for another purchase later in the day. At 5:30 p.m., detectives say they returned and purchased more marijuana from Hollender, authorities allege. She was then arrested.

There were plenty of officers on scene to assist, many from the nearby District Attorney’s booth. Along with the Monroe County DA detectives unit, Stroud Area Regional Police, Pocono Mountain Regional Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the arrest.

Hollender, originally from Kresgeville, had been living with the carnival, according to the district attorney’s office.

She was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing and more charges against Hollender are possible.

She is in Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Friday at 10 a.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Debbie York.

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