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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

Lake Duck, Oxyura vittata
2013-04-21 09:18:40

The Lake Duck (Oxyura vittata) is a petite, South American stiff-tailed duck. It’s also known as the Argentine Blue-bill, Argentine Lake Duck, or Argentine Ruddy Duck. This duck lives in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil in southern South America. These ducks are clumsy on land because their legs are placed so far back. They spend most of their time in water hunting mainly by diving and they very rarely fly. Lake Ducks are very small. They weigh about 23 oz and about 16 inches in...

Great Northern Loon, Gavia immer
2012-12-17 13:02:12

A large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds, this species is well-known as the Common Loon in North America and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia; its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee. There are 5 loon species that make up the genus Gavia, the only genus of the family Gavidae and order Gaviiformes. The Great Northern Loon is only one of those 5 species. The Yellow Billed Loon or the While Billed Diver is a large black headed...

Common Gallinule, Gallinula chloropus
2009-07-09 16:44:55

The Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird that is a member of the rail family. This bird can be found primarily scattered outside of Australasia as well as many tropical rain forests, deserts, and the polar regions. In other parts of the world this bird is known as the common moorhen. The Common Gallinule is an American term which also refers to the subspecies G. c. cachinnans. "Moor coot" is misleading because G. chloropus is not a coot, but it is usually referred to as "water...

American Coot, Fulica americana
2009-07-09 16:35:14

The American coot (Fulica americana) is a member of the Rallidae bird family. This bird makes its home in open bodies of waters and wetlands. The coot can grow to be about 16 inches in length and weight about 1.4 pounds. Adult coots have a white frontal shield that usually has a reddish-brown spot between the eyes by the top of the bill. Its bill is typically short, white, and thick. At the billtip a dark band can be identified up close. The head and neck of the coot is darker than the rest...

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2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in the Great Lakes region north to Canada, the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and in the Upper...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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