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Feds Spend $400,000 to Study Duck Genitals

crackerette Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:05 AM
Rates right up there with spending millions (of our hard-earned tax dollars) to study cowfarts a few years back...

For the past four years, American taxpayers have paid nearly $400,000 so that Yale University could study the sexual conflict of waterfowl and “plasticity in duck penis length.”

The National Science Foundation awarded Yale University $384,949 for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia.”

The discovery was first reported by – and noted the grant was made available through President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Ducks are ideally suited to study the evolution of sexual conflict and the evolution of reproductive structures,” the study declares. “In the last quarter, we have prepared a...