Saturday, December 26, 2009

The latest threat

Pharyngula informs us:
Carl Zimmer has some videos of explosive erections in ducks

Bugger. Yet another hassle at airport security.

UPDATE: New Zealanders are already used to the confiscation of our trousers before we board a plane (to prevent misuse of our expertise in making them explode). Perhaps the added nuisance of having our ducks inspected is not such a great encroachment on our liberty after all, but it still rankles.

7 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

Crikey, when these Drakes is overhead and someone yells "Duck", you do and quite a long way.

ckc (not kc) said...

...male fruit flies inject their mates with lots of chemicals during sex...

I have SO much to learn!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fruit flies = frat boys?

Everything is becoming clear.
~

J— said...

From the link in update:

sodium chlorate as a weedicide against ragwort

I like weedicide much better than "herbicide."

Also:

the Department of Agriculture promoted the use of sodium chlorate

State-sponsored terrorism!

merc said...

I for one bow to our Airline Overlords through whose wisdom dastardly moisturiser is binned before being turned into the nation's destruction.
Moisturiser Bin Laiden. (true story from 3 days ago).

nonsi, double no yes.

fish said...

I am very much going to videotape the TSA inspecting the ducks for explosive potential. If the duck goes off (gets off?), is it then considered safe? What if it has been fed little blue pills? Is viagra now a controlled substance?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Submitted without comment:

http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/07/duck_humps_dog.php