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Possum: The Newest Adventure Drinking Game in New Zealand

Matt Gibson —  May 3, 2012 — 1 Comment

I did some pretty stupid things as a teenager. I mean REALLY stupid. We used to get drunk in the gravel pits outside of town. Then, when we were good and sloshed, we’d pull out an old snowboard and try to ride it down the gravel slopes. It was hard to do sober, let alone falling-down drunk, and if you fell it meant a nasty tumble down a steep rocky hill. We went home bruised and bloodied more than once.

So, now that I think about it, the kids in this story are probably smarter than we were.

The new drinking game in New Zealand that’s scaring parents and pissing off park rangers is called Possum. Basically, students climb into trees and then drink until they fall out (the full story can be found here). Apparently park managers are more upset about the mess (trash, vomit, and urine) than they are worried about people getting hurt.

Is that really fun? Well, when you’re young and intelligent as me and my friends were, a lot of things sound fun.

But, lets be honest, were you any better?

Lead photo by Oneras

About Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson is three-time Canadian expat now living in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he works as a blog and social media manager, writes the Snowboarding Guide, and writes about the outdoors and adventure travel on this blog.

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