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Old 7th May 2012, 11:17 AM   #39582  /  #1
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Think of the trees

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'Possum' drinking game raises concerns in New Zealand

The game is simple and straightforward. You sit in a tree with a case of beer and drink until you become so drunk you fall onto the ground.


Dunedin - Staff at Dunedin Botanic Gardens in Dunedin, New Zealand, have observed the game being played during the past four years. However, recently it has increased in popularity to the point that concerns have been raised not only about the safety of the players, but to the risk to the trees, some of which are heritage trees, more than 100 years old.

The Urban Dictionary defines possum, as, A great drinking game where players have to sit in a tree, like a possum, and consume a pack of 24 beers, preferably speights, until they fall out of the tree from drunkenness.

The game is popular with students at the Dunedin campus of the University of Otago that has about 20,000 students. The campus is situated close to the Botanic Gardens. Alan Matchett, the parks manager for the Dunedin City Council, was quoted by AFP as saying,
It's been occurring fairly regularly for the last two or three years. What they drink has to come out again so they do throw up and urinate from the trees. Obviously it's not nice to have that left behind.
As reported by Fox News, staff at the University of Otago assist park employees by looking out for drunken students occupying trees. A university spokesman was quoted as saying,
There have been two occasions earlier this year where students have been located by Campus Watch staff in trees.
The students were required to clean up the messes they made and are subject to further discipline by the university proctor.
To date, there have been no reports of any injuries suffered as a result of tumbling out of trees.
As noted by the New Zealand Herald, news of the "possum" drinking game has "gone global". It will only be a matter of time before some beer drinking students come to a tree near you.

http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/...#ixzz1uB4SR4hT
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Old 7th May 2012, 12:19 PM   #39600  /  #2
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Bloody hell. I'd like to say Only in NZ but I suspect it isn't.
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Old 7th May 2012, 12:23 PM   #39602  /  #3
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In other news, uni students drink a lot.

My son started at Melbourne Uni this year. It was strangely comforting to know that the engineers' boat races are still a feature of O-week.

For the uninitiated:

- O-week is orientation week, the first week of the year for new university students.

- "boat races" are a euphemism for skulling competitions. Skulling / sculling - get it?

- No? well that's probably because you didn't know skulling is slang for drinking a glass of beer in a single gulp.

- The boat races consist of teams of 8 who each skull a 16-oz / 285mL pot in a relay race. If you can't skull a pot in under 2 seconds, you won't make the first team for the engineers' or the ex-Catholic school boys' teams.
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Old 7th May 2012, 12:35 PM   #39612  /  #4
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285mL pot
lol half pints what a bunch of lightweights
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Old 7th May 2012, 12:41 PM   #39622  /  #5
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Yeah well, we had this one guy who went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was in the Guiness Book of Records for the fastest skull of both the yard- and the half-yard glass. So we made him Prime Minister.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yard_of_ale
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Old 7th May 2012, 02:06 PM   #39703  /  #6
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Old 7th May 2012, 02:15 PM   #39709  /  #7
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And in other tabloid style not-the-news, ...
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Old 7th May 2012, 02:33 PM   #39720  /  #8
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16-oz / 285mL pot
lol half pints what a bunch of lightweights
Are Ounces and ml different sizes down under? In America, 16 oz. is a pint, and is about 475ml.

Our pints are different, but I thought Oz and ML were universal.
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Old 7th May 2012, 02:37 PM   #39721  /  #9
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When is a pint not a pint?

A pint is an imperial form of measurement still used in some countries. But in New Zealand it just means a large glass or handle of beer.
If you ask for a pint you probably won’t get exactly 568ml, for two reasons.
We don’t use imperial measurements in New Zealand. It is actually illegal to use imperial measurements for trade.
Most drinks are served by a range of varying glass sizes. The term pint is just used to describe a particular type or glass size (usually large glass or handle).
There is no requirement to sell beer, wine or spirits by measure, however where bars do state the volume, it must be metric and the customers must receive the volume as advertised.This usually means that the bars will have to have verified standard measure glasses.
If you want to know how big the serve is before you order, just ask the bartender to show you the glass or handle, or for wine, ask where they fill the glass up to.
http://m.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/new...int-not-a-pint
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Old 7th May 2012, 02:47 PM   #39727  /  #10
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Our pints are different, but I thought Oz and ML were universal.
Last I checked, 16 oz. was a lot more than 285 ml.

yes, I'm STing up this thread, dammit.
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Old 7th May 2012, 03:00 PM   #39733  /  #11
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16-oz / 285mL pot
lol half pints what a bunch of lightweights
Are Ounces and ml different sizes down under? In America, 16 oz. is a pint, and is about 475ml.

Our pints are different, but I thought Oz and ML were universal.
Ounces and millilitres are universal, but apart from that other standards / conventions complicate things.
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Old 7th May 2012, 04:51 PM   #39762  /  #12
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my youngest hated the taste of beer and went straight for rum.

turned out he was drinking cheap swill beer (not surprising in high school, I guess).

Introducing him to quality beer may have saved his life.

Nah, I'm exaggerating. I hope. Though they occasionally drank a lot, none of his high school friends were binge drinking. The first time he saw someone drink until they blacked out was his first semester at the university.
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Old 7th May 2012, 05:07 PM   #39764  /  #13
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Our pints are different, but I thought Oz and ML were universal.
Last I checked, 16 oz. was a lot more than 285 ml.

yes, I'm STing up this thread, dammit.
i don't know how ounces are even supposed to work for fluids but i agree something isn't right here
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Old 7th May 2012, 07:41 PM   #39818  /  #14
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16-oz / 285mL pot
lol half pints what a bunch of lightweights
Are Ounces and ml different sizes down under? In America, 16 oz. is a pint, and is about 475ml.

Our pints are different, but I thought Oz and ML were universal.
They aren't, there are two systems in use, the imperial and the US systems.
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Old 7th May 2012, 07:41 PM   #39819  /  #15
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Our pints are different, but I thought Oz and ML were universal.
Last I checked, 16 oz. was a lot more than 285 ml.

yes, I'm STing up this thread, dammit.
i don't know how ounces are even supposed to work for fluids but i agree something isn't right here
fluid ounces
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Old 7th May 2012, 07:44 PM   #39822  /  #16
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If it's 24 12 ounce cans (which is the normal case of beer in the US) that is a boat load of beer to drink in a tree. Even at my most prolific, I couldn't down a case of beer in a single sitting, not that I'm aware of. Normally, somewhere between 12 and 18, I'd be smashed and hit the wall.
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Old 7th May 2012, 08:07 PM   #39829  /  #17
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Normally, somewhere between 12 and 18, I'd be smashed and hit the wall fall out of the tree.
That seems to be the point of the game.
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