Friday, July 10, 2009

Milk Does A Boat Good

SEATTLE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Milk is what floats Seattle residents’ boats.

The Allstate Milk Carton Derby takes place in the Emerald City tomorrow (Jul. 11), where participants will race homemade boats made completely out of milk cartons on Seattle’s Green Lake.

Spokesperson Dan Wartelle says racers spend three to six months before the big contest drinking as much milk as possible to collect cartons to use for their boat.

They end up drinking a whole lot of cow juice to make a boat strong enough to withstand them, since 100 cartons are needed to hold 50 pounds of weight.

Those who get sick of drinking so much milk often hit up their local restaurants and coffee shops to score free cartons.

However, all their hard work and milk consumption doesn’t guarantee their boat will float.

Wartelle says most of the boats fall apart during the race, but no one gets upset since it’s the “funnest part of the day.”

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