Celebrate the 19th Dead Duck Day, on June 5th 2014

logo_DEAD DUCK DAYThursday June 5th, 2014 is Dead Duck Day, arriving exactly one year after last year’s Dead Duck Day. At exactly 17:55 h we will honor the mallard duck that became known to science as the first (documented) ‘victim’ of homosexual necrophilia in that species, and earned its discoverer, Kees Moeliker, the 2003 Ig Nobel Biology Prize.

Please join the short open-air ceremony next to the new wing of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam (the Netherlands), right below the new Dead Duck Memorial Plaque, where that duck (now museum specimen NMR 9989-00232) met his dramatic end.

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Feeling nostalgic? Dip into a brief history of Dead Duck Day.

UPDATE (June 9, 2014): An action-packed report about what happened on Dead Duck Day 2014