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September 3, 2009

MADISON PICKS PINK FLAMINGO FOR OFFICIAL BIRD

Reuters - The city council of Wisconsin's capital voted to designate the plastic pink flamingo its official bird. . . In 1979, University of Wisconsin students planted roughly 1,000 of the pink plastic birds on a grassy incline outside the dean's office. Alderman Marsha Rummel told the Wisconsin State Journal the council's 15-4 vote ensured the event was "captured in our imaginations forever."

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