David Shepherd

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In 2002, psychologist Richard Wiseman and colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, finished a year-long LaughLab experiment, concluding that of all animals, ducks attract the most humor and silliness;
he said, 'If you're going to tell a joke involving an animal, make it a duck.'
The word 'duck' may have become an inherently funny word in many languages, possibly because ducks are seen as silly in their looks or behavior.
Of the many ducks in fiction, many are cartoon characters, such as Walt Disney's Donald Duck, and Warner Bros.' Daffy Duck.
Howard the Duck started as a comic book character in 1973 and was made into a movie in 1986.
The 1992 Disney film The Mighty Ducks, starring Emilio Estevez, chose the duck as the mascot for the fictional youth hockey team who are protagonists of the movie, based on the duck being described as a fierce fighter.
This led to the duck becoming the nickname and mascot for the eventual National Hockey League professional team of the Anaheim Ducks, who were founded with the name the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
The duck is also the nickname of the University of Oregon sports teams as well as the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team.

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