True facts about THE DUCK

I don’t think I’ve posted zefrank1’s video “True facts about the duck” before, and I can’t figure out why. It has some real biology in it—about duck penises, of course, and the antagonistic sexual selection that has led some species to evolve huge, corkscrew-shaped penises as well as corkscrew-shaped vaginas. As far as I know, every fact given in the video is true, and you’ll be suitably thrilled and/or horrified by the sake of large duck penises, and by the fact that they fall off at the end of each mating season (something I didn’t know).

15 Comments

  1. Amyt
    Posted May 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Much like a good bottle of wine why would you try and put a used cork back in the bottle?

  2. Posted May 17, 2019 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    One notes the absence of Intelligent Design proponent[cist]s studying how evolution of the duck penis was guided by the Divine Agent. (One may also note a feeling of relief about this.)

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

      Relief nothing. I’d just love to see the Creationists obsessing over this one. The sight of a fundie preacher haranguing his flock over the length and twistiness of a duck dick would be priceless.

      cr

  3. Ken Kukec
    Posted May 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    … you’ll be suitably thrilled and/or horrified by the sake of large duck penises, and by the fact that they fall off at the end of each mating season …

    Dang. Nature — red in tooth and … er, never mind.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted May 17, 2019 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Not sure I needed to know that. Especially the bath tube full of hot dogs.

  5. rickflick
    Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I was suitably thrilled and/or horrified.

  6. cottontail
    Posted May 17, 2019 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Duck Sex and the Patriarchy by Richard Prum, Yale Professor of Ornithology

    https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/duck-sex-and-the-patriarchy

  7. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted May 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    DWA – Ducks With Attitude

    • Don Yost
      Posted May 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      I continue to be bothered by something I learned in my first Philosophy class: there isn’t any thing as a false fact. All facts are true. “True facts” about ducks is a redundancy.

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted May 18, 2019 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

      Tell me again ducks can’t see weel in front of them…..

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted May 18, 2019 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

      Tell me again ducks can’t see well in front of them…..

  8. chrism
    Posted May 18, 2019 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Never had a cheese soufflé? You’re missing out! But in my view, even better is a chocolate soufflé, which no self-respecting chocolate lover ought to miss. Even those, like me, who are take-it-or-leave-it about chocolate will enjoy a small ramekin of intense chocolate goodness. Fortunately they are a lot easier to make than is often thought. If you can make a roux, and can fold in whipped egg whites you can do it. After that only two rules: No peeking, and guests must be ready to eat it immediately. They look sad when allowed to cool and deflate (the soufflé, not the guests….)

  9. Nicolaas Stempels
    Posted May 18, 2019 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I knew about their impressive organs, and ‘non-corresponding’ equally impressive vaginas, and the ‘rapey’ behaviour, but I’m flabbergasted they are discarded afterwards and grown again next year.
    In that way it reminds us of the deer’s antlers.


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