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This would make one legged ducks excellent at negotiating roundabouts (assuming right left missing)
I am not so sure that would be true because we had a duck like that and he could still swim where he wanted I never noticed if he swam in circles.I do see why that would seem so kind of like when rowing a boat with one ore or a boat using only the left rudder.. would stand to reason that a duck with one leg would swim in circles. I think though that the duck has the ability to shift his body weight from left to right to help make up for the loss of limb. I am no expert but wouldn't that be the difference in a boat and a duck with one leg. The boat goes in a circle lacking the ability to shift its hull to accommodate the loss of working or or rudder. Am I completely off In a small boat you would have to switch the ore from right to left in order to maintain a semi forward motion rather then a circle... so I am not sure. with a duck he certainly cant remove his leg and shift sides so I am assuming he shifts his body weight some how!
Quote from: neilep on Today at 16:30:58This would make one legged ducks excellent at negotiating roundabouts (assuming right left missing)
Well, which is it Neil - please, make up your mind - right or left.Sheesh!
I thought canoes generally only had room for one person and the paddle had a blade at both ends.
Cute picture Alandriel. But how does this duck swim?
LOL LOL!Quote from: Bored chemist on 28/11/2007 19:59:19I thought canoes generally only had room for one person and the paddle had a blade at both ends.A kayak is generally designed to hold just one or two people whereas a canoe is generally designed to hold many people at once... Like you may see off Hawaii! Going between the islands of Tonga and the main land, it is quite common for the men to travel in a canoe to go to school. I don't know if it is all the people there or just a few, but I took it it was common! I have a missionary friend who is from Tonga and he says it is common for him and his family!!