I haven't found
a duck but I am curious.. what's this all about?
I found a duck is the first global duck race happening across
the face of the earth and across the web. 500 ducks have been
deposited across London, each duck has the website address around
its neck and a unique ID number ( DUC001 through to DUC500 ) Each
person will then report the duck (along with photographic evidence
if possible) and leave the duck someone else or pass it on to
someone travelling somewhere distant.
Then the race is on! As each report comes in the information will
be added to the site, each duck has its own page showing its current
progress/location/speed etc. There is also a map showing the most
interesting places reached by the ducks.
But surely not all
the ducks will make it?
No but we didn't tell the ducks that, its not good for morale.
Unfortunately it's a big bad world out there and tiny plastic
ducks are pretty near the bottom of the food chain. We hope that
at least a few of the ducks will find good homes that will take
them in, feed them, and send them on their way.
Because they might be hungry.
No, not that! Why
a plastic duck race?
We considered stuffed sheep but foresaw traffic problems in Oxford
I was thinking
more of why any of it?
It's just a whim, one of those things a chap just has to do; its
also an experiment to see what will happen and how people react
to finding the ducks and how much interest there will be. Its
one of those ideas that you get and think 'wouldn't it be funny
if...' and then never do. Its one of those other pub thoughts.
How will you know
if reports are genuine?
Obviously we won't. Once a duck gets outside the UK we ask people
to provide photographic evidence to prove a ducks location. If
this is not an option we will still accept a report but list it
as unsubstantiated by clear photo. In order to provide
an extra level of security we will also ask people to state the
colour of the neck ring and the ID sticker. There are various
colours for the neck tag and ID sticker and all the combinations
are logged in a spreadsheet back at the nest.