Federal government funds a study on duck penises – $384,949

Washington DC – Sequestration is serious business. Jobs are on the line. Day care for poor kids is under the ax.

Yet even in this budget climate, your federal government still has the money to pay for a study examining duck penises.

This waterfowl fuss erupted when the conservative website CNSNews.com published a story pulling back the curtain on a $384,949 grant from the National Science Foundation for a Yale University study looking at ducks’ sexual behavior and anatomy and the evolutionary consequences.

“Many duck penises are corkscrew-shaped and some scientists believe this is because of a form of evolution known as sexual conflict,” the story said.  Full Article

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