We like ducks in strange places. We also like ducks where they should be; in our ponds and on our rivers. On 31 August, though, Old Man Thames is going to be inundated with a quarter of a million ducks. No, not a Hitchcock avian nightmare (although they will be blue, which is totally wrong) but, yes, one of those world record attempt stunts that just happens to be raising cash for a whole range of important charities too. It's like Pooh sticks on a stupendous scale with the ducks being released from Hampton Court and left to ride the dumb duck tide down Kingston way. First duck across the line wins £100k so, do you feel lucky, duck? Visit the website to adopt a duck for £2.
Last Updated 07 August 2008