Wednesday 20 May 2009

Nice Weather For Ducks - Official

It's good to know, in these chastened times, that rain really is 'nice weather for ducks'.

An on-farm study found that ducks given showers spent more than twice as long standing under the water while resting than with water in a bath or elsewhere. They also drank almost a third more water in accommodation provided with showers.

And DEFRA only spent £300,000 of our taxes on it, too. Who says we have a bloated public sector when we're getting value for money like this, eh?


Captain Ranty said...

We are living in tough times, economically speaking.

I'm just glad they aren't wasting our money.

Not knowing that ducks liked water has kept me awake nights for years.

I'll sleep as soundly as an Irish Catholic priest now.

Thank you.


Sleepless in Scotland.

Unknown said...

Ahh, it was a scientific study so that's alright then? Slogan: Science, a licence to print taxpayers money.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Excuse me, what is the point in showering a duck? Doesn't the water run off them like, er, water off a duck's back?

Jesus F Christ.