The Beer Can Regatta
The combined Lions Club of Darwin, Australia hit its fundraising target of $50,000 this past weekend. That's up 20% from last year. How did they do it? The Beer Can Regatta. The Jakarata Post describes it this way:
Locals proudly claim that Darwin is the beer drinking capital of the world. This is entirely understandable for two solid reasons: One, it gets very hot there, the heat makes you thirsty, and beer tastes better than water; two, the rules of their annual Beer Can Regatta, in which boats are made from hundreds of aluminum cans, clearly state that all cans must be empty, thus encouraging civic-minded individuals to do their bit and drink up.For some crazy photos of some of these "seaworthy" vessels, go here.