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The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is A Duck Winning “Find The Duck”

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Indonesian boys swim on a river to catch ducks as part of game show in Jakarta, 17 August 2006, to celebrate country's 61st independence day anniversary. Outside a house in central Jakarta on the morning of August 17, 1945, a small group of nationalists gathered for a simple ceremony to declare independence for the remains of the former Dutch East Indies empire and Indonesia was born. After three centuries of Dutch colonial rule and three years of Japanese occupation, the world's largest archipelago had been declared one nation, although it was another four years before the Dutch abandoned their attempts to retake their former possession and recognised Indonesia. AFP PHOTO/Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP via Getty Images)
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I know I don’t have to tell you this, but Indonesians celebrated their Independence this week. And one of their traditional Independence Day activities is duck catching: sometimes in water, sometimes on land, but for maximum duck evasion, with blindfolds on.

Sometimes they do not find the duck:

We should shamelessly steal this game for our own holiday get-togethers. And not just so I can bet on it, though I would.