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

Thursday 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. […]

Today is Dead Duck Day

On June 5, 1995, at 5.55 pm, a mallard duck slammed into the window of the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the first big step on its journey into history. I, Kees Moeliker, the museum’s curator, subsequently published the first scientifically recorded description of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck (click here for PDF). The […]

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 […]

It is almost Dead Duck Day

Dead Duck Day — June 5th — is coming. The short, open-air ceremony next to the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam is open free to the public, including ducks. Please note the day in your diary. Dead Duck Day commemorates the sudden and dramatic death of the mallard duck that entered the scientific literature as […]

Today is Dead Duck Day

Today, Sunday, June 5th, is Dead Duck Day. Dead Duck Day commemorates the sudden and dramatic death of the mallard duck that entered the scientific literature as the first ever recorded victim of homosexual necrophila in this species. IN ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: If you are in Rotterdam, join us at the historic spot for a short, […]

Celebrate Dead Duck Day

Sunday, June 5th, is Dead Duck Day. The short, open-air ceremony is open free to the public, including ducks. Please come and commemorate the sudden and dramatic death of the mallard duck that entered the scientific literature as the first ever recorded victim of homosexual necrophila in this species, and discuss (new) ways to prevent […]