Tomorrow—June 5—is Dead Duck Day

Tomorrow, June 5th, is Dead Duck Day. Exactly at 17.55h, we will gather next to the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Click here for more information (and here for those who master the Dutch Language) about this commemoration of the incident that became the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck.

Tim Birkhead (picured below, not with a dead duck), perhaps the world’s greatest scholar of post-copulatory sexual selection in birds, had sent this years special Dead-Duck-Day-Message. The message will be read aloud to the assembled dead-duck enthusiasts.