Thursday, January 31, 2008

DAY TO DAY
Bouncing Girl
A quirky tradition at the St. Paul Winter Carnival is the Bouncing Team: Fourteen guys holding a round, canvas blanket rocket a young woman 30 feet into the air. She does an aerial gymnastic move. They catch her. The Winter Carnival started in 1886, so did the Bouncing Team; they've been tossing woman skyward ever since — not one dropped yet. Aired on NPR's Day to Day.