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NYT49 - (NYT49) FARGO, ND -- March 11, 2005 -- BIRTHDAY-BINGE-3 -- Kayla Peters dances on a night out with friends at Playmakers Pavilion in Fargo, North Dakota on March 3, 2005. She tried to do a "Power Hour" when she turned 21 but could not find a bar that would let her do it. With Peters are Kayla Sather, right, and Nathan Jans, who also did not do a "Power Hour" when he turned 21, calling it "just a peer pressure thing." The tradition, also known as "21 for 21," in some other places across the country is where 21-year-olds go to a bar at midnight on their birthdays, flash newly legal identification and then try to down 21 shots in the hour or so before the bar closes, or as fast as possible. It can be a deadly rite of passage. (Ingrid Young/The New York Times)

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