Is His Name Donald By Any Chance?

duck5When in doubt…DUCK! “I was at Disneyland yesterday, and I met some ducks. They were all very brave and cute, and then one of them posed for a shot that I think is worthy of ‘Tocktober! Do you agree? Thanks! Amanda B.” [*Note: Yes, we do agree, and the textbook ‘Tock Shot in question will indeed surface on ‘Tocktober First. -Ed.]






German Sheppehs Are Sooo Fierce, Right?

Not THIS one. Mr. Duck: [Mister, you’ve got five seconds to get OFF my porch or there’s gonna be BIG (quack) TROUBLE.]

BONUS VIDEO! Ah- we think they’ve played this game BEFORE.

Tiny Animuhls Get (Wait For It…) TINY SIGNS!

one- (1)This proves Japan has not yet TOTALLY cornered the Cute Market. Welcome to: Vilnius, Lithuania of all places. Well, they get their own tag for making these. “I saw this tweet, and *immediately* thought of your site. I read the Submissions Contract, but I’ll admit, I’m not quite sure if you can use this. From what I can tell, I think you can use it if you credit Mental Floss? [*Note: Yes. -Ed.] Thanks for helping me start my day on a bright note!” -Lisa B.


“Hey Honey? Did U Take The Duck Out For A Walk Yet?”

“Nah, I forgot..been watching ‘Star Trek’ on MeTV. Where’s the leash again?”

(Boing Boing.)

These Puppehs Pick The Ducks

The first ever college football national championship game is tonight, with the Oregon Ducks taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Arlington, Texas. Though the game has yet to be played, these guys have already chosen Oregon as the winner.

Well, that makes sense.

After all- what’s Cuter, a Bebeh Duck or a…Buckeye?

Ducks & Hippos, O My!

photo 4You know this fellow’s work, though you might not know his name.

He’s Florentijn Hofman, and he’s the fellow responsible for the Big Rubber Duck that just sailed into LA recently. (In fact, On The Scene Cuteporter Jennifer C. just sent us these first two shots. “Here are photos of the giant rubber duck (also conveniently displaying Rule #7.) Many readers may not realize it’s actually a parent! For reference, Baby Duck is about 10′ tall. Keep up the spec-quack-ular work!”

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Now, Mr. Hofman has another Cute Animuhl Project called HippopoThames! Check it out:

He built it in an area in London known as the Royal Docks, and then floated it down the Thames to an area called Nine Elms on the South Bank.

It’s part of a month-long event called “Totally Thames.”

HippopoThames will remain onsite until September 28th. (Or, as they say in the UK, 28 September.)

IF U GO: Nearest Tube: Vauxhall. Nearest pier: St. Georges Pier.

Photos via

Rats, It’s Monday*!

There is NO WAY that this little McRatso is wearing AN EARRING AND A PIRATE HAT! “Talk Like A Pirate Day” isn’t ‘til September 19th! Arrrrrrr!!

“Attached please find photos of Blackbeard, a pie-rat (seriously) I met while at the recent Los Angeles Tall Ships Festival, ” says Amanda B.

“The earring was attached to the hat. No rat piercings, thankfully. I thought he was pretty adorable, as was the GIANT RUBBER DUCK!”

[*Sure, it’s a holiday in the US, but not EVERYWHERE! -Ed.]

Hey, Los Angeles! DUCK! (Updated!)

Clipboard01The world’s largest tub toy has floated all the way to Southern California, (there he is earlier today, floating into the Port of LA) and you can see him starting today thru Sunday on the LA Waterfront, as part of the Tall Ships Festival LA. C.O. has covered Mr. Duck going back to 2009, (also here, here, and here,) and if you’re going to attend, we’d love to see your pix!

~If You’re Going~
* Tickets.
* Parking.
* Facebook.
* Twitter

Image from BuzzFeed.

Duck! It’s Rush Hour In Thailand

(Pro tip: Turn down the volume a bit as the guy in the car’s commentary is pretty loud irritating.)

Rush Hour in The Big T. Buckle UP.

From Boing Boing.

FWIW: Ducks Can’t Read

…so what good is it putting up a sign that says “WET CEMENT”?

The C.O. Duck Onslaught continues: Juan C. sent this to us while having a Cheezburger for lunch.


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