, Steve Gerber, the creator of Howard the Duck lost the rights to Marvel but took him back in spirit by convincing Marvel to do a crossover with a new character of his and added a scene where Howard gets cloned and the real one leaves and changes his name to Leonard while a clone stays behind. birthmoviesdeath.com/2014…
One American Chef, Cecilia Chang, is credited for bringing over northern Chinese food to San Francisco in 1960. She introduced Hunan, Scheswean, and other northern styles. Potstickers, peking duck, lettuce wraps, and many more. youtu.be/vIJcMb-ag9U
There's a farmer in South Africa who has bred ducks for many years. He uses the ducks instead of pesticides on his farm. Every morning he assembles over 1,000 ducks into a line to go and pluck the pests out of his vineyard. youtu.be/H6Ehoxu9QY8
Today I learned there is a horse riding game that is a mixture between polo, rugby and Basketball called horse ball. It started not with a ball but with a live duck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
There are three swimming ponds on Hampstead Heath, London. One each for men and women plus a mixed one. It’s cold, muddy and has ducks, there’s also a interesting history to the ponds. hampsteadheath.net/swimmi…
Today I learned about Pato, Argentina's national sport. A game played on horseback, combining elements from polo and basketball, where (originally) a live duck was used instead of a ball, hence the name of the sport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Apparently ducks have penises that can reach up to a foot+ in length and that hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent studying them. gawker.com/5993385/i-cant…
Donald Duck is an extremely popular pop-icon in Germany, where you can buy his comics at most newsstands. In their version, Donald uses a highly sophisticated level of language and "many Germans credit him with having initiated them into the language of the literary classics". mhpbooks.com/donald-duck-…
The US Department of Agriculture once had the fictional state of Wakanda listed as a free-trade partner - the Wakandans apparently sold ducks, donkeys and dairy cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wak…
Had Woodrow Wilson lost the 1916 presidential election (which he nearly did) he planned to appoint his opponent as secretary of state and then resign along with his vice president, sparing the country a lengthy lame duck period during a time of international conflict. historylessons.net/presid…
The idea behind the relocation of the Abu Simbel temples in Egypt was given by an Italian Donald Duck comics story, where Scrooge McDuck cuts the giant statues into blocks. ventennipaperoni.com/2019…
While evaluating security at a Fortune 5 company, a penetration tester was suspicious that the small-town restaurant across the street served black duck eggs, a rare Chinese delicacy. The restaurant was reported to the FBI and was revealed to be a front for a Chinese espionage operation. darknetdiaries.com/episod…
Today I learned about "Duck Buildings" buildings shape like the merchandise they're selling. Popular in the 20s and 30s, there were stores and restaurants shaped like kegs, hats, and all types of animals. restaurant-ingthroughhist…
Some farmers in Bangladesh are now raising ducks instead of chicken because ducks can float during floods. theatlantic.com/internati…
Dark meat in chicken and turkey is the legs and thighs due to the protein myoglobin showing up in muscles that are predominately used, whereas the dark meat in a duck is in the breast meat. bestfoodfacts.org/differe…
The Battle of Agincourt, when King Henry V led his army into France and came up head to head with a larger army. However, the commander of the French army really screwed up his advantage. He attacked the English army in a very muddy field, so the heavily-armored French became sitting ducks. ancient.eu/Battle_of_Agin…
The 2nd controller on NES, controls the duck in Duck Hunt comicbook.com/gaming/news…
Canada had a counterfeit giant rubber duck at their 2017 sesquicentennial. Since 2007 artist Florentijn Hofman has created a series of giant rubber duck sculptures that have been on display at major events. In 2014 the duck designs were stolen and have been used for unauthorized giant ducks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
In 2009, three New Zealand blue ducks - two males and a female - were kept in a breeding program in England. However, the program was derailed (despite the efforts of the breeders and even the female duck) when the two male ducks hooked up with each other instead of with the female. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Today I learned of John Sedgwick, a Union general who was fatally shot in the head by a confederate soldier, after criticizing Confederate shooting skills. In battle, Sedgwick saw his men duck for cover. He said, "Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.” He was then shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
It’s a 50+ year old tradition in Sweden to watch a specific Donald Duck cartoon at exactly 3pm on Christmas Eve. Approximately half the country tunes in to watch every year. slate.com/culture/2009/12…
A duck is called a duck because it ducks its head under the water to feed. The animal was named after the verb and not the other way around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duc…
Buckey O'Neill of the "Rough Riders" insisted officers shouldn't duck when shot at. To a concerned fellow soldier he blew cigarette smoke and said, "Sergeant, the Spanish bullet isn't made that will kill me." The same day, a Spanish bullet fatally struck him through the mouth and out the skull. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Today I learned about the Memphis Peabody Marching Ducks. Every day at 11am they saunter down a red carpet to the hotel's water fountain, hang out for 6 hours then saunter back up to the rooftop. They've been doing this for over 30 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Donald Duck has a middle name. His full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck. He was the friend-rival of Mickey Mouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The U.S. Army promoted Donald Duck to the rank of Sergeant and retired him from active duty on his 50th birthday because Donald was never officially separated from service in any of his wartime cartoons or comics. headstuff.org/culture/his…
When Don Rosa, creator of the immensely popular modern Donald Duck comics (and "The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck") tried to submit a comic book set in ancient Greece to the US mag Lexington Herald, its editor rejected it, stating: "We gear our comics toward a less intelligent audience". kentucky.com/news/state/a…
In 1984, the U.S. Army gave Donald Duck an honorable discharge in honor of his military service for appearances in Disney WWII cartoons and WWII mascots embodied in combat units of various U.S. military branches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
, in the 1928 Olympics, Australian sculler Bobby Pearce stopped rowing to let a family of ducks pass. His opponent ended up with a 5 length lead. In the final 1,000 meters Pearce pulled ahead by 30 seconds, not only winning the gold but setting a Games record. bbc.com/storyworks/sport/…
Mother ducks may abandon ducklings if they are physically stuck in an area or are not prospering due to genetic defects or sickness brought about by hypothermia, starvation, or disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duc…
Today I learned they make diapers for ducks and other birds petassure.com/new-newslet…
Ducks enter deep sleep with one half of their brain while the other half is wide awake. In a row of sleeping ducks, the middle ducks are fully asleep, while the two end ducks pick a brain-half to sleep. This lets their outer-facing eye stay open to function as a group defense mechanism. sciencemag.org/news/1999/…
Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of Dexter (of Dexter's Laboratory), Gosalyn (Darkwing Duck), Chuckie (Rugrats) and Babe (the pig) died in her home of "undisclosed causes" and was cremated at the age of 51. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Ducks can adjust their penis size based on how many female ducks are around. popsci.com/duck-penis-soc…
Bacon ice cream started as a joke in a 1973 Two Ronnie's sketch and was later made for real in 1982 as an April Fools joke. By 2005 however, chef Heston Blumenthal would be serving bacon ice cream at his 3 Michelin star restaurant, the Fat Duck - the #1 restaurant in the world at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Sydney has an annual duck fashion show! The Easter 'Pied Piper Duck Show' individually dresses up each duck, covering daywear, evening and period attire, and bridal couture mymodernmet.com/australia…
The first 'light gun' game wasn't Duck Hunt on NES but Ray-O-Lite developed in 1936 mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Some male and female duck reproductive organs have evolved into a biological arms race, with the male duck’s penis being long, corkscrewed and barbed to secure penetration and the female duck’s vagina being cork-screwed in the opposite direction to prevent penetration. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_d…
In 2003, Dutchman Kees Moeliker won the Ig Nobel Prize for Biology after writing a paper on "the first case of homosexual necrophilia [by a mallard]" after watching a duck die after crashing into his window, only for its corpse to be "raped almost continually for 75 mins" by another duck. hetnatuurhistorisch.nl/fi…
That, with war looming, President Wilson - had he lost the 1916 election - pragmatically planned to avoid a long lame-duck period by appointing his opponent, Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State, with Wilson & his VP then resigning, thereby making Hughes president ahead of schedule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twe…
Today I learned about Sgt. Siwash, the beer drinking duck who fought with the Marines in WWII, and received citations for battling a Japanese rooster. Siwash passed away in 1954 due to liver disease and their wake was held in a Chicago taxidermists shop. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Duck boat tours use replica or surplus military DUKW vehicles used for amphibious landings in WW2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duc…
Today I learned of Fred the labrador, resident dog at Mountfitchet Castle in England, who adopted 9 orphaned ducklings who were wandering the castle grounds after the mother duck disappeared. When Fred goes swimming the the castle moat, the ducks follow him in. independent.ie/entertainm…
The Marvel character Howard the Duck, under threat of legal action, is forced to wear always pants. Disney was afraid people would confuse him for Donald Duck and demanded Marvel draw pants on Howard so that you could tell them apart. cbr.com/howard-the-duck-w…
The original Duck Tales Theme was kept and translated for almost every international version of the show. The only outlier was South Korea's season one theme. youtube.com/watch?v=qTw9q…
At 22 Jim Carrey was the lead in a sitcom from 1984 called The Duck Factory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The scientists who first discovered the platypus thought it was fake. Although indigenous Aboriginal people already knew of the creature, European scientists assumed an egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed, venomous mammal had to be an elaborate hoax. daily.jstor.org/the-platy…
Some farmers in Bangladesh have switched to raising ducks instead of chickens, because during catastrophic floods, ducks float. blogs.redcross.org.uk/res…
In reference to Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Disney's archivist Dave Smith, in "Disney A to Z", said, "Note that the brightest hue of the three is red (Huey), the color of water, dew, is blue (Dewey), and that leaves Louie, and leaves are green." d23.com/a-to-z/huey-dewey…
The only avian dinosaurs to survive the asteroid mass extinction event were no larger than a duck and still had teeth. nhm.ac.uk/discover/why-ar…

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