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Feds Spend $400,000 to Study Duck Genitals

unstablemortal Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 7:49 PM
Studying the lengths of flaccid duck penises or erect duct penises?
Steve18 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 8:24 PM
Sounds like a good discussion to slip into a Monty Python skit.

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...