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Thong Aid: Flood Survivors Get Weird Gifts

By January 10, 2011

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ThongIt's not often I get Weird Disaster Relief stories... but here's one that has aid workers in Colombia scratching their heads.

After a series of devastating floods there. the call went out for aid and supplies.

Many people donated, and I'm sure most gave needed items.

But mixed among the donations were a few things you wouldn't think of as high on the list of needs for flood victims: a thong, a tiger costume, and a wedding dress.

And if that doesn't take the cake, consider this: the thong was "soiled."


"It looks like people were using the campaign to get rid of their stuff," a volunteer told the El Heraldo newspaper, according to Colombia Reports.

Or maybe they were just being optimistic. A wedding dress, tiger costume and a thong would make for one heck of a post-flood victory party.

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