|Beer Pong Champs
Deputies said that thieves were able
to bypass a 7,000-volt electric fence
and swipe 20 cases of beer from a
Spartanburg (NC) plant.
The theft happened at the Budweiser
Beer Company According to the
official police report, the thieves
bypassed the business' electric
fence, opened an unlocked beer
truck and then used two hand trucks
to steal 20 cases of Heineken beer.
The thieves rolled the hand trucks
outside the fence and loaded them
into a waiting vehicle. Fresh tire
tracks, several open bottles of
Heineken beer and the two hand
trucks were found outside the fence.
The thieves took nothing else but the
beer. The police were checking all
large parties being held in the area
and the usual beer psycho suspects.
|The 2010 World Beer Pong Tour Championship just completed
their final round in Atlantic City (NJ) and the Sacramento duo
of Michael Seivert and Byron Findley, won as they beat out
352 other teams to win the $25,000 first prize.
Beer pong, sometimes called beirut, is an American frat party
staple. Two teams square off at opposite sides of a table that
has two sets of plastic cups set up in triangle formations and
filled with beer. Teams take turns trying to throw ping-pong
balls into the cups at the opposite end of the table; when a
pingpong ball lands in a cup, the other team must drink the
beer inside and remove the cup.
Seivert and Findley, both 26, said they make 70 percent of
shots on average. "Even though it started as a drinking game,
it's evolved into something similar to competitive darts or
billiards," said Seivert. And the game is making them money.
"I started the tournament for beer pong to be recognized as a
sport," said Sam Pines, commissioner of the World Beer Pong
tour. "Just like basketball, it involves hand-eye coordination,
depth perception, aiming the ball and throwing it in a cup."
Seivert, a waiter by day, is a part owner of All-American Beer
Pong, a company that runs tournaments in California. Findley's
sole source of income is beer pong-related activities.
The Okanagan Springs brewery in Vernon, B.C., is cleaning up after its
latest batch of cream beer became a cream bomb, blowing apart the
fermenting vat. The Thursday afternoon blast was powerful enough to
tear an aluminum loading door off its hinges, sending 32,000 litres of
fermented foam flooding across a downtown
street in the North Okanagan city.
Fortunately, no-one was seriously injured by the blast
or in the rush of pedestrians to get free beer.
A build-up of carbon dioxide is blamed for the blast.
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