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Comedy Festival Sets Record For Rubber Chicken Toss

ARI SHAPIRO, host:

Good morning. I'm Ari Shapiro.

As the rubber chickens hit the ice last night, Gilda Radner smiled down from somewhere in heaven. "Gilda's Laugh Fest" is a Michigan comedy festival in memory of the late comedian. This year, organizers decided to challenge the world record for a rubber chicken toss. They were hoping for at least 500 people to show up. Ultimately 925 rubber chickens flew through the air onto a skating rink, decimating the old chicken record.

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