The White House is Closed, But Yale Still Got $384,949 to STUDY “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and Evolution”


That’s the NEW name of the study, because the OLD name just didn’t…singif you get my drift.

$384,949 Federal Study Looks at ‘Plasticity in Duck Penis Length’

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”, according to the website.

The grant description says,“The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.”

The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.

The project has been receiving money from the NSF since 2009 and is slated for funding through July of this year.

“In the last quarter, we have prepared a manuscript for submission on the results of the first two years of experiments on social phenotypic plasticity in duck penis length in Lesser Scaup and Ruddy Duck. Experiments continued on genital social phenotypic plasticity in Mandarin Duck and Laysan Teal,” a 2010 fourth quarter update on the study says.

Many duck penises are cork-screw shaped and some scientists believe this is because of a form of evolution known as “sexual conflict.

Duck. Dicks.


5 Responses to “The White House is Closed, But Yale Still Got $384,949 to STUDY “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and Evolution””

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “Astra and Flondrix” – google it – I didn’t know the author knew about ducks, but yeah. Corkscrews are in there – and innies and outies *I’m trying to be subtle here* in the same species don’t necessarily correspond. And bungie cords are involved.

    I picked that ‘novel’ novel up in a used bookstore, due to pure and simple prurient curiosity about the front cover. I suppose you could consider it pR0n. If you could stop laughing long enough.

  2. aelfheld says:

    Daffy Duck must have participated in that study.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @aefeld. lol – most likely.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    Well there you have it. 3.5 mil for lesbian booze and belly flab but not even 400 thousand for penises. I’m sure you could have gotten more than that for duck dildos. Where’s the civil rights divsion of the Justice Department when you need them?

    Probably just me again but I wouldn’t want to be know as a recognized authority on the duck penis.

  5. Syd B. says:

    “Woody Duck Pecker” just doesn’t sound right.

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