Maggie Koerth-Baker at 10:21 am Fri, Jan 11, 2013
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I’ve had trouble fighting a duck sized duck, i’d hate to go up against a horse sized version.
Duck sized horses… I think I can take e’m on. I’ figure i’d probably be able to just steam roll them all.
Seriously, if they are anything like geese you’d best just back away.
I raise chickens and sometimes the wild ducks hang out with us. My gut instinct is to take the small horses, because I giant duck would be terrifying. Although 100 of almost anything is a handful, I know I wouldn’t want to fight 100 chicken-size chickens. If a chicken was the size of a horse it would be a dinosaur, and we would be in trouble.
Science has the answer for which I’d rather fight?
sorry, but i’m siding with the president on this one. it’s only a pressing question if it is equally important to children being shot, the economy, or other matters of state. call me when we’re being attacked by horse-sized ducks, or duck sized horses.
How long until we see an oil painting of exactly this?
Horses are predator food and easily spooked so a herd of 100 micro horses should be pretty easy to deal with.
The geese at the local parks have no fear of humans but flee from my 15 pound wolf descendent companion. That said, I could probably take on a horse sized duck provided I was armed with my katana.
(goes and reads link)
Good points all.
The geese aren’t afraid of you because they think a bunch of geese can kick your ass. (Ducks aren’t quite as aggressive.)
Humans do have experience with large birds, though – dodos and ostriches. Physics aside, if your horse-sized duck has the temperament of a dodo, it’s toast. If it has the temperament of a goose, you’re in trouble.
For the large herd of cute little horses – “Friendship is Magic!” (ducks…)
I’d rather fight the horse sized duck because I can’t get the snow blower to run for the fight with the 100 duck sized horses.
Why fight it? Taming a horse sized duck would be about as awesome as taming a unicorn. Both have fearsome weapons on their heads, but the duck can fly and is an expert at swimming (though arguably, the unicorn could just use glitter to walk on the water or the air). I’ve just seen the movie How to Train Your Dragon, so I think I know what to do.
I do not think a horse sized duck would be capable of flight.
Awesome scientist is awesome.
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