Charlotte Lee, of the USA, has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s Largest Rubber Duck Collection. In 2003 her collection weighed in with 1,439 unique rubber ducks, and that number has been growing steadily since. A recent estimate puts the count at well over 2100 unique rubber ducks.
Charlotte has been collecting rubber ducks since 1996. She reports that her collection is growing more slowly these days and cites her selectiveness as a major factor. No doubt the availability of unique ducks also plays a part, though new and interesting rubber ducks are put on the market all the time. Time limitations, too, seem to have an effect. Charlotte states that she not only photographs each duck and files the photos in a database, but she also displays every single duck. Not to mention the time spent on needed duck washing and upkeep.
Charlotte and her ducks will appear in the 2007 edition of the book, which will be released in the fall of 2006.
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