We're talking maybe 35,000 people jumping into the river!
The startled fish jump about—many of them straight into the nets!
Whoever catches the largest fish wins a prize worth around $8000 U.S. plus a minivan. People catch fish as large as 50 to 80 kilograms (110 to 176 pounds)!
This fishing frenzy is the culmination of a three-day festival. Well, my guess is that the giant fish feast that surely follows is the culmination. But it is the craziness of thousands and thousands of people jumping into a river to catch fish almost barehanded that is especially unique!
Learn more about Nigeria...
A to Z Kids Stuff has a page with links about this African nation.
The eHow website features three Nigerian art activities.
Go West Africa offers a PDF with games, a maze, and a recipe—all on the Nigerian theme.
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