Official program for the 2018 Dead Duck Day celebration (June 5)

Read, if you will, the official program [in Dutch] for this year’s Dead Duck Day celebration—which will happen June 5, at the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dead Duck Day honors the mallard duck that became known to science as the first (documented) ‘victim’ of homosexual necrophilia in that species. The study that […]

It was 20 years ago today. Sergeant Pepper taught the… No. The duck.

It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to— No. That’s not what happened. What happened 20 years ago today is that a duck died, in spectacular fashion, and a scientist noticed how it happened, and took notes and photos to commemorate the discovery. Today, Friday June 5th, 2015 is the 20th […]