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Posted: October 12, 2007, 11:37 am - IP Logged

I think they should have a tranqualizer dart ready, you never know when that bear may get stubborn and not want to hand/paw over the ticket.  Whatever happens, they'll have to "Grin and Bear it !"   White Bounce

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    Posted: October 12, 2007, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

    i think we should use balls to elect presidents too.forget about who has the most money.just pick balls...

    The odds of winning the grand prize in powerball are 1 in 146,107,962.00The game sold $2,821,073,017 in FY06 (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006).The game sold $2,503,651,244 in FY07The odds of winning the grand prize if you covor all 42 numbers each week are greatly Increased on that one winning ticket.  To  1 in 3,563,608.83(same as the odds for matching 5 of 5.)Ever notice how its pools that often win?Is this the reason?your chances are 4,100%better of winning in a pool that covors all POWERBALL numbers than playing      100$   worth of quick picks at 100 in 146,107,962.00 odds.

     

     

     

     

     

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      Posted: October 12, 2007, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

      When they said "bear drawing" I thought they said "bare drawing" and there'd be a naked person drawing the numbers. OH well... hey, I think this is part of a super secret experiment as a solution for the TN Lottery. A bear picking the numbers is a LOT more honest and less problematic than their buggy new RNG system! I remember in the "Pepsi Billions" game they had a monkey pick those winning numbers.

      Bare drawing?  Maybe you were hoping the model would be wearing a "teddy"  Wink  I think the Clarks are taking too much credit and the bear probably learned all of this in his Cub Scout meeting.  I hope in the future TN will allow the public to bear witness to their drawings.   Since the bears hibernate for about 3 months, I think the chimp* would make a good temporary substitute.

      *Larry, Pepsi used a chimpanzee, not a monkey - big difference!  See link below for comparison: 

      http://www.bushorchimp.com/

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        Posted: October 14, 2007, 11:23 am - IP Logged

        You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but an animal trainer from New Hampshire proves you can teach a bear just about anything.

        A trained bear at Clark's Trading Post has learned a new trick that will help raise money to care for animals.

        Trainers have taught the black bear, named Echo, to spin a drum and draw a raffle ticket out of it. The person whose ticket is drawn will win a teddy bear made from real bear hair.

        Maureen Clark said that she began training Echo about a week ago.

        "I started to teach her to spin it, which she learned right away," Clark said. "The next trick was to get her to pick out one ticket — just one."

        Echo will be drawing the ticket for real on Monday.

        Clark's trading post came up with the idea of making a teddy bear out of real bear hair to raise money for the Lancaster Humane Society.

        Clark's sister, Nola Grant, knit the teddy bear, and the hair came from another resident bear, Victoria.  Grant said the hair was easily available from grooming the bear.

        The teddy bear took about 20 hours to knit, but Grant said it was worth it to help a worthy cause.

        "While I was knitting, my pug dog sat beside me smelling the bear hair and wondering what on Earth I was doing," Grant said. "I feel very good about it because we all love animals here and we've just been really happy it's going to a good cause," Clark said.

        So far the raffle has raised more than $11,000. On Monday, all eyes will be on Echo as she performs her new trick by picking the winning ticket.

        Clark did not mention if the bear is being considered to replace the Tennessee Lottery's computerized drawing, but it does seem to be more reliable.

        A bear draws the winning lottery tickets in Pennsylvania. A bear draws the winning lottery tickets in Pennsylvania.

        He would be more reliable.  He wouldn't care which number was picked the most or least on any given day...

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          Posted: October 14, 2007, 11:24 am - IP Logged

          However,  TN may put honey on the numbers they would want the bear to pick...

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            Posted: October 14, 2007, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

            Wow!  Clark's is still in business?  When I was a kid I thought it was so cool to feed the bears at Clark's and take a ride around on the railroad. The last time I went there, I wasn't a kid any more. I watched the bears sitting on these tiny platforms way up high in the trees. The idea was for the visitor to buy a treat and then put it in a cup. The bears were trained to pull on the rope until the cup reached them and they lowered the pulley so you'd do it again.  I was so disturbed that I began to cry. I know the Clarks give money to charity and recently saved a local animal shelter, but it's also a lot of free national advertising for them.  It's sad that their lives as a circus act is actually better than living in the wild where these magnificent creatures used to live for over 30 years, but now average 5 to 7 if they're lucky.  Too bad they don't know how to build a condo or shoot a gun.  Maybe a good compromise would be if the Clarks took some of the money they've been raking in from this roadside attraction for over 70 years and allow these animals to roam in a protected sanctuary.  After all, the state motto in NH is "Live Free or Die."

            clues  to  your   real  age ???????/ 

              When I was a kid I thought it was so cool to feed the bears at Clark's and take a ride around on the railroad.

             " they've been raking in from this roadside attraction for over 70 years and allow these animals to roam in a protected sanctuary"???????????

            Question?/

            SO  HOW   OLD  IS  THE   BEAR ,its  Em-Bear-sesing?//