Celebrate Dead Duck Day

Sunday, June 5th, is Dead Duck Day. The short, open-air ceremony is open free to the public, including ducks.

Please come and commemorate the sudden and dramatic death of the mallard duck that entered the scientific literature as the first ever recorded victim of homosexual necrophila in this species, and discuss (new) ways to prevent birds from colliding with glass. The stuffed necro-duck will be there and so is his keeper (me).

Dr Patrica Brennan, who has studied the functional anatomy of both male and female duck genitalia, has send a special message (that will be read), and I might also read some appropriate passages from my book ‘De eendenman‘ (The Duck Guy). After it is all over, everybody is invited to the Tai Wu restaurant and join for the traditional six course duck dinner.

The ceremony starts June 5th at 17.55h sharp, the actual time the duck lost his life on that historic day in 1995.

Where? On the lawn next to the new glass pavilion of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark), Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Click here for more detail, in Dutch

If you can not come, please celebrate Dead Duck Day elsewhere. If you cannot be in Rotterdam, do your own public reading of the scientific reportThe first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard Anas platyrhynchos“.

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