The best part is that the whole event is for a good cause.

If you've ever wondered what an insane amount of rubber ducks floating in the Chicago River looked like, today is the day you find out. This is an annual event that's held in Chicago called the Chicago Ducky Derby in support of the Special Olympics.

The rubber ducks were dumped at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Columbus Bridge and began their annual float down the Chicago River.

How wild does that look?

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How INSANE do all of those ducks look?

The entire event is in support of the Special Olympics and spectators were encouraged to "adopt" a duck for $5.

The ducks were dramatically dumped from the truck, and after they made their way down the river a little, event workers went about collecting the ducks. A great thing about this event is that the ducks don't just float away into oblivion. They are collected and used for future events. Now, what those future events are I have no idea. I'm just glad they don't hurt the environment at all.

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Honestly, looks like a pretty fun gig to collect all of those ducks. Not as fun as dumping 70,000 of them into the river, but getting to fish for ducks does look pretty fun.

Here are some more awesome photos from the event.

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You can donate and learn more about Special Olympics Illinois right here.

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