On Saturday, the Netherlands annihilated 190,000 ducks in response to an avian flu outbreak, an epidemic that’s broken out throughout much of Northern Europe. Since mid-November, the particularly pathogenic H5N8 strain of the virus has found its way to Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and now the Netherlands as…
Step 1: Stop feeding them bread.
The folding Oru Kayak goes from flatpack to floating in just minutes. Tough enough for the real world? We took it down the Colorado River, armed with a shotgun, to find out.
Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes he can. Except for one kid, who stubbornly refuses to be herded. You go, little goat. Refuse to follow the herd! Be your own... goat.
I don't know how they herd the ducks in Thailand but I have never seen such an enormous flock that seemed quite so animated. Motorists had better just stay out of the way because it must be feeding time.
Buttercup the duck was born with his left foot turned backwards, making it nearly impossible and extremely painful to walk. But now he's waddling again with a 3D-printed foot.
Even if you're roasting a chicken, or just heating up a can of beans over an oil bin fire, it's ok to use this adorable duck-shaped kitchen timer that Finnish designer Eero Aarnio created for Alessi. It's a humorous take on the traditional egg timer that hints at the longtime chicken vs. egg debate.
The following letter to the editor by 14-year-old Jasmin H. was published in the October 3 edition of Canterbury, New Zealand's Northern Outlook. In this strange missive, the youth claims that that the global gay agenda will lead to a frightening new species of monogamist ducks. Or something. It's not entirely clear!…
What is the optimum stroke angle for a duck's foot when paddling? Although a duck may already intuitively know the answer, the question has now been clarified for us humans as part of a recent research project undertaken at the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in the US.
What if you could tell a potential partner's STD status just by looking at them? That's the evolutionary advantage that ducks appear to have.
Have you ever dreamed of being fed mama-bird style by a huge automated duck? Your wildest visions are now a reality thanks to students at Georgia Tech's Digital World & Image Group.
The folks at California's WildRescue have instituted this unfamiliar training program to build a team of wildlife rescuers, people who can respond quickly and appropriately to injured wild animal sightings. This is a good cause! Sure, the methodology may lead to silly pictures like this one:
Here is a slow-mo video of a scientist making a duck have sex with corkscrew-shaped beakers. It is one of the craziest things I've ever seen. Merry Christmas!
Duck sex is far more interesting than it has any right to be, due to the twisted nature of the birds' genitals. Male and female ducks have corkscrew-shaped sex organs which spiral in different directions. Now we know why.
As someone with a proudly stupid ringtone ("Gonna Make You Sweat"), I'm okay with being embarrassed when it invariably goes off in public. But then, I'm not a White House reporter who interrupts the President with loud digital quacking.
Who wants to hunt some ducks? I said, WHO WANTS TO HUNT SOME DUCKS??
I did my best, we started the day with iPhones, but we've digressed to radio ducks made for the tub. Still, the design is pretty interesting. You turn the duck/radio on and off by twisting its head. An AM/FM switch is on the wing, and stations are adjusted by twisting the tail. The unit runs off 3 AAA batteries and…