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  Thursday, September 10, 2009

   Largest Plastic Duck Race-world record set by The Great British Duck Race
 River Thames, LONDON, UK -- 205,000 plastic ducks floated down the Thames as part of the third annual Great British Duck Race in London-setting the new world record for the Largest Plastic Duck Race.
   Hundreds of spectators, including some who had dressed up as ducks themselves, lined the banks to watch the spectacle. Part of the river was closed off for the annual event.
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   “The duck race is a fantastic opportunity to have some fun, raise some serious money for a range of good causes and have the chance to win 10,000 pounds, as well as take part in a World Record Attempt,” Mike Scott, the event’s managing director, was quoted by the Telegraph.

   All the ducks were adopted by people or businesses for £2 each, plus a donation to the NSPCC.

   The gala held near Hampton Court Palace raised over 100,000 pounds for various charities.

   Created by Mike Scott in 2006, the Duck Race raises money for charities by asking people to sponsor small rubber ducks that are let loose on the river Thames.

  The duck fleet floats full pelt (or as fast as the tide will carry them) towards the finish line where the luckiest ducks are gathered and their numbers recorded so their fortunate sponsors can win fabulous prizes.

  The owner of the first one to finish takes home the first prize of £10,000. It took around three hours for the first duck to make it to the finish.

  The previous Guinness world record of 200,000 was set in Shangai earlier this year.

   The ducks will now be recycled at a plant in north Shropshire, probably into fence posts.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

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