Pool Noodle Fight over the Name Josh Again Attracts Hundreds

A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park to battle over the right to the name Josh.

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Joshua Memphis Folmar, 4, left, battles reigning champion Josh Vinson Jr., 5, during the second annual Josh Fight at Bowling Lake Park, in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, May 21, 2022. For the second time in Lincoln's history, Joshes from far and wide gathered to defend the right to their name. Non-Joshes also joined the brawl, and together, the crowd contributed to the $20,576 raised for Children's Hospital Medical Center in Omaha. (Jaiden Tripi/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh. The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who shared his name to fight over it. After it took on a life of its own, Swain turned it into a real event last year…

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