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Fact: Did you know that ducks and swans are
actually in the same family, Anatidae? So maybe, the "ugly duckling"
WAS a duckling, after all!
Fact: Ever hear the saying, "like water
off a duck's back"? Actually, the gland that secretes the substance that coats
their feathers to make them waterproof, really is on their back -- the tail
end, that is.
Fact: A popular urban legend concerning ducks
is, "a duck's quack doesn't echo." This is not true, and a team from the
University of Salford proved it. So there!
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