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Aim low

Avoid disappointment

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Time

Time is a wonderful thing.
It’s what keeps everything from happening all at once

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Book Cart Racing

Book Cart Racing (Library Book Carts)

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Milk Float Racing


Milk Float Corner

milk float corner

Website: www.milkfloats.org.uk/

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Trabant Racing

Trabants, or "Trabies," is a stubborn survivor of the former East Germany. Over 50,000 thousand of them are still on the roads in Germany.

FAQs about Trabants:

How do you double the value of a Trabant? Full up its petrol tank.

Why should Trabants have heated rear windows? To keep your hands warm while you push it.

Why doesn’t a Trabant have seat belts? It might be mistaken for a rucksack.

Those Wonderful Sounds from a Trabi, click here [looking for this now on the web, our fomer link to these sounds no longer works: http://www.trabi-safari.de/e61/e162/e198/trabbi_ger.mp3

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Shopping Trolley Racing

  

There’s a nice website with 19 pictures of racing shopping trolleys, click here to get to it.

The Sun (U.K.) had an article a few years back, "He’s off his trolley," about racing motorized shopping trolleys. But is this cheating? Isn’t this Extreme Shopping Trolley Racing? Probably too fast for us dull men.

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Pigeon Racing

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association has been around for over a century. The association’s roots go way back to 1896 when, on 28 March, a meeting of pigeon keepers was held at the White Swan in Leeds. They formed the National Homing Union.

This organization subsequently received Royal patronage and became the Royal National Homing Union. The name was later changed to the Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA).

The Royal family continues to be associated with pigeon racing. The Queen’s Royal Lofts are at Sandringham; they are under the supervision of Loft Manager Carlo Napolitano.

The RPRA have about 60,000 members, an annual turnover of £1.2 million. It has offices in Cheltenham and Welshpool.

The RPRA hold an annual show in Blackpool that draws pigeon fanciers from all over the world.

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Running of the Sheep

[in development]

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Rubber Duck Racing

They can say whatever they want about gold fish racing being cruel to the gold fish, but similar comments can never be said about rubber duck racing. The rubber ducks love it. It gets them out of their boxes and into the water.

■ The Great British Duck Race

http://www.thegreatbritishduckrace.co.uk/duckday.php

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The record breaking Great British Duck Race on the Thames at Hampton Court on 2 September 2007 was something to behold indeed. Now, with the internet, if you missed it, you can still behold it.

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With 165,000 rubber ducks participating and raising half a million pounds for charities, this race smashed the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Charity Duck Race. The record had previously been held by Singapore.


Duck Racing in The Wallops
May 8, 2007
Dear DMC,
            I see that you dull men are fans of duck racing. I should let you know that duck racing is not a sport that is limited to big cities like London and Singapore. A duck race will be held in the village of Over Wallop on Monday 28th May:
All best,
Philippa Witherspoon
Nether Wallop, Hampshire

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Ferret Racing

■ The British Ferret Club

http://www.britishferretclub.co.uk

This is the Official British Ferret Club Website, a website with tons of information for ferret lovers.

The British Ferret Club was established in 2000. Its purpose is to bring together people who rear ferrets with respect and affection. Its membership covers huge areas of the British Isles.

You can become a member of the club. Membership entitles you to a trice-yearly newsletter, free entry to the members’ class at all of the club’s shows, and advice on many ferret issues. This advice includes things like ferrets diets, claw clipping, and ear cleaning.

Caution: this website has music, mostly a tuba and drums. The music is a little too bouncy for dull men. You may want to turn down the volume on your computer when viewing this website.

Ferret Racing in Longstock, Hampshire

    

Rules for Racing Ferrets

http://www.britishferretclub.co.uk/racingrules.htm

This page of the Official British Ferret Club website has the rules for Ferret Racing. Dull men like rules – especially these ferret rules as they are so practical. For example, one of the first rules is that you need someone to start the race. That rule makes a great deal of sense. You also need someone to record the race results, another sensible rule.

The race courses consist of three pipes of equal length. Ferrets run through the pipes. The rules say the pipes can be any color. We recommend gray or beige. You may have some not dull members involved, however, who may prefer brighter colors. Perhaps you can request gray pipes for your ferrets, let others use the brighter pipes.

It is recommended that, to have enough competitors to make the race a race, there should be from 9 to 21 ferrets entered in the race.

Ferret History

http://www.britishferretclub.co.uk/ferrethistory.htm

The Romans, who used ferrets to hunt rabbits, brought ferrets to Britain in the first century AD. Since then ferrets have been used to control not only rabbits but also rodents. Because of their smaller size, ferrets proved to be better than cats for hunting rodents on ships.

In the twelve century, only the noble born were allowed to hunt rabbits for food. In 1390 a law was passed restricting ownership of ferrets to persons with income great than forty shillings per year in order to prevent the working classes from using ferrets to poach rabbits.

Ferrets throughout history are shown on this website. The picture above is “The Ermine Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the First.” Below is a picture by Leonardo Da Vinci, “Lady Ermine.” Painted something between 1485 and 1490.

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