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2010-11-23 06:50:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebriDucks, the original creator of the first-ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics and history, is doing their part to remind us of the simple joys and pleasures in life. Thus they are releasing their new Canard line (ka-nard - French for duck) of Cupcake-, Coffee-, Wine-, and Chocolate-themed limited-edition rubber ducks just in time for the holidays. For all the foodies out there who also love...

2010-08-18 11:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2010-11 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Annual waterfowl seasons are selected by states from a framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Game Commission selections were made after reviewing last year's season results, waterfowl survey data, and input gathered from waterfowl...

2009-06-04 09:55:20

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of approximately 564 pounds of possible tainted duck leg confit and sausage products. The FSIS said the Schaller Mfg. Corp. of Long Island City, N.Y., reported the products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause the uncommon but potentially fatal disease listeriosis. The recalled 2.5-pound vacuum packages of the confit and sausage bear a date code of MFG. 005159 as well as the establishment number...

2009-05-20 16:07:37

A Spokane, Wash., man has become a hero to waterfowl fans by helping a young brood of ducklings off a 12-foot-high ledge to the pavement below, witnesses say. Joel Armstrong, a loan officer for Sterling Savings Bank, and some co-workers had documented on the Internet the births of the ducklings, whose mother had built her nest on a concrete awning of the bank building, gaining them a fan following on Web. But last weekend came a moment of truth as the 12 ducklings left the nest and needed to...

2009-03-22 14:25:24

Chicago chef Didier Durand, an outspoken proponent of foie gras, says he would like to create a museum dedicated to the controversial delicacy. The Cyrano's Bistrot chef said he will use a section of his restaurant for an exhibit about the history of foie gras, which is fattened liver taken from ducks or geese that have been force-fed, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. God created that delicacy, but he never created a ban for it, Durand said. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

2008-12-03 22:43:26

The Peabody hotel in Memphis says it spent about $200,000 building the Duck Palace, a rooftop domicile for its famous ducks. The 24-by-12-foot enclosure features granite floors, a large viewing window, a scaled-down replica of the hotel and a swimming fountain adorned with two bronze ducks, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported Wednesday. It was just due, Kelly Earnest, The Peabody's director of public relations, said of the reasons for building the new duck abode. We really wanted to...

2008-10-22 09:00:24

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebriDucks, the original creator of the first-ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics and history, is doing their part to bring a little happiness to a tough economy. Thus they are releasing their new Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee limited edition rubber ducks just in time for the holidays. Wearing a pink dress with white gloves, the new Marilyn duck embodies the epitome of elegance in the tub. After all, in any...

2008-06-26 12:02:36

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 26--BELLINGHAM -- For the past two years, our monthly restaurant reviews have focused on the high-end places, where the price of a dinner starts at around $20 and moves up fast from there. We offered that focus on the theory that when people shell out that kind of money for a meal, they might appreciate some information on whether it's going to be worth it. We found that for the most part, Whatcom County's upscale restaurants don't...

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2008-03-17 16:53:34

Scientists, including University of Oregon archaeologist Jon Erlandson, cite radiocarbon dating of bones at coastal archaeological sitesClovis-age natives, often noted for overhunting during their brief dominance in a primitive North America, deserve clemency in the case of California's flightless sea duck. New evidence says it took thousands of years for the duck to die out.A team of six scientists, including Jon M. Erlandson of the University of Oregon, pronounced their verdict in the...

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2007-07-25 10:50:00

BEIJING - Coming soon to China: A taste of the taikonaut life. Dishes like roast pork and stewed duck specially concocted for taikonauts - the Chinese term for astronauts - will be sold in supermarkets by the end of the year, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday. The Scientific Research and Training Center for Chinese Astronauts and a Shanghai-based food company have developed more than 60 space dishes - including meat, vegetables, starches and desserts - for the country's space...


Latest Duck Reference Libraries

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Khaki Campbell
2014-09-08 12:05:02

The khaki Campbell duck, also known as the Campbell duck, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England by Mrs. Adah Campbell during the early nineteenth century. The development of this breed began when Campbell bought and Indian runner duck of an unknown type and bred them with the domestic Rouen duck and the wild Mallard. The result was known as the Campbell duck and it could lay a large amount of eggs. This breed was introduced to public breeders in 1898, but Campbell wanted...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

Cayuga Duck
2014-09-04 13:29:20

The Cayuga duck is a breed of domestic duck that is thought to have been developed in the United States. Although its origins are unknown, it is widely accepted that the breed is either a descendant of the American black duck or that is was a hybrid produced by breeding the American black duck or another domestic breed with the wild mallard, although this theory is not held in high regard. The first record of the breed, which was named after Cayuga Lake in the state of New York, is dated to...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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