Witness the march of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel
The Peabody is a grand hotel in downtown Memphis with an eccentric tradition: it keeps and parades pet ducks. The practice started in the 1930s when a general manager, drunk after returning from a hunting trip, put the creatures in a fountain. A circus trainer came along and taught them how to parade along a red carpet. Now the hotel shows them off twice a day, at 11am and 5pm, when they march to and from the fountain. For the rest of the day, they live in a duck palace on the roof, which you can also visit.