It started 31 years ago, when someone mooned a train. Saturday marks the annual gathering of people dropping their pants and mooning trains. As many as 10,000 people may participate in the event in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
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People get up to crazy things after a few hours in a bar. But you've got to hand it to the guy in Orange County, California, who offered to buy a drink for anyone who would moon the next train. Thus, a tradition was born. And tomorrow marks the 31st annual Moon Over Amtrak. As many as 10,000 people bare their bums, and they keep going at night, as one account puts it: hundreds of bare buns glowing in the flickering light.
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