Rubber Ducky, you're the one!

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  1. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    Today, for the first time in my life, I decided to buy a couple of entries in the local Rubber Duck Race. Crescendo knows what I'm talking about (I safely assume). Boatload of ducks get dumped in the river, each one assigned a number. Ducks are $5 apiece. The first $30,000 is spent on prizes for the top 12 ducks, the rest goes to the Boys & Girls Club.
    Anyway, I bought two today. Figured why-the-hell-not. Maybe something good will come of it.
     
  2. IntoxicatingToxin

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    We have a Duck race here as well, however I've never purchased any ducks for it. My mother took my son to watch the race once, but that's about as involved as we've been in. But it's a cheap, easy way for people to help out. :smile: I plan on buying some one day!
     
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    Cool, did you win?:confused:
     
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    What happens to the ducks after the race? Does someone have to fish them all out of the river?
     
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    Good on you :smile: Sounds like a cute idea
     
  6. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    The race isn't until this coming Saturday.
     
  7. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    I always assumed community service sentences spilled over into rubber duck fishing once there was no more room on the side of the highways. But now that you mention it, I'm starting to wonder about that idea.
     
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    $5 a duck and they raise over $30,000 :eek:. How many ducks are we estimating here?
     
  9. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    Maximum of 50,000 ducks entered, so it raises up to $250,000. With how much people buy lottery scratchers here, since there is a chance to win stuff, that they typically hit the quota or close to it.
     
  10. Deno

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    well I am sure its not that big of a "river" here they do it on one thats narrow enough to put a net acrossed and they catch every single one after the winners float by then there are people in boats to catch the winners. Poor Rubber Duckies. There should be a law.
     
  11. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    At the end point, the river here is about 800 feet across.
     
  12. Deno

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    wow how do they even know where the finish is and who wins
     
  13. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    The finish line is a bridge. And I guess they either have multiple cameras or sensors on the ducks.
     
  14. Deno

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    I bet they play hell gathering all that up.
     
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    hope you win something ....qwack
     
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    I have seen a couple of the duck races here, and even bought one once. I got more interested in some of the thousands of people around me, though.
     
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