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The Nine Craziest Carts at Phoenix Idiotarod

They came, they saw, they drank. And they also caused much chaos and got really messy in the process. The participants at the annual Phoenix Idiotarod this past weekend certainly didn't disappoint when it came to their creativity, as well as their penchant for referencing pop culture or attempting to offend with their outrageousness.

A slew of colorfully decorated shopping carts, each designed around unique and bizarre themes and manned by teams of costumed characters, invaded the Margaret T. Hance park on Saturday for the yearly event, which is put on by the Arizona Cacaphony Society, and got ready for an afternoon to remember.

See also: - Phoenix Idiotarod 2013 (slideshow) - Phoenix Idiotarod Brings Surreal Shopping Carts, Crazy Costumes, and Chaotic Fun to Downtown Phoenix This Weekend

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.