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Slide show: 20 Things That I learned at the Olmsted Parks Flurrious! Festival

1. Jesters are like Energizer bunnies… they keep going and going and going…

2. Skivvie snow angels happen once in a lifetime… brrrrrrr!

3. It’s possible to dance when wearing snowshoes

4. Quidditch is a tackle sport

5. Running with a bike in the snow is just as fast as biking in the snow

6. Sled pulls are better after a few beers

7. Trophies make an event even more memorable

8. Snow underneath a dog’s feet in winter is much better than hot asphalt under a dog’s feet in summer

9. Snow golfers need spotters to locate their golf balls

10. Musicians can play instruments with fingerless gloves

11. Igloos can be sexy

12. Snow tennis is a diving sport

13. Kickballs must be inflated with warm air

14. Propane tanks have no gauges

15. Snow sculpture forms must sit for two days in order to ‘cure’

16. A person who runs in a running race without registering is called a ‘bandit’

17. Touch football players don’t like getting up early, unlike runners

18. Guiding a horse-drawn sleigh is a real art

19. Small children are immune to cold weather

20. Skivvie snowball fighting is an ageless pastime

Slide show music by Megan Callahan: Song for you

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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