MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Some stories don’t fly. This one doesn’t even breathe.
The city council of Wisconsin’s capital voted on Tuesday to designate the plastic pink flamingo its official bird, honouring a college prank committed 30 years ago.
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.”
Writing by Andrew Stern, Editing by Sandra Maler