In the realm of the weird

Duck recorded speaking to human
Scientists have recorded the first known instance of a duck that has learned to mimic human speech. The duck in in Australia – called Ripper – said: “You bloody fool.” Parrots, songbirds and hummingbirds were thought to be the only birds thought to be able to mimic human speech, though several mammals such as whales, dolphins, seals, bats and elephants can also imitate sounds. (Washington Post 22 September 2021)

My comment: Amazing how some people spend their adult lives. Imagine being a scientist whose only acclaimed triumph is to record a duck speaking to him.
Questions arise, for instance, was alcohol involved?

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