You may find this surprising, but not everyone is familiar with Dyngus Day. And when people hear about Dyngus for the first time, they often laugh.
Well, CNN's Anderson Cooper did a segment on Buffalo's Dyngus Day history last night during his recurring feature, The Ridiculist, and boy did he think Dyngus Day was funny. He made it through the first couple minutes of the segment without laughing but, once there was mention of girls hitting boys with pussy willows, Cooper lost it.
And a minute-long gigglefest ensued. Now, this isn't Cooper's first hysterical breakdown. He's had laughing fits before. But this one was particularly entertaining. And it's about Dyngus Day.
To the CNN staff's credit, they did provide Cooper with some quality Dyngus Day lines in the segment including "There ain't no party like a Dyngus Day party cause a Dyngus Day party is the most random excuse to drink there is."
Be sure to watch the entire clip below. It's worth your time.
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