Taizhou lies 190 miles south of Shanghai and has 6 million people, putting its size at “somewhere in between Los Angeles and New York City” on a U.S. scale and “just some town” on a Chinese one. One day recently, though, the streets were filled not with cars, scooters, or pedestrians, but with ducks. Thousands upon thousands of ducks:



The farmer responsible for the flock was walking them half a mile down the city streets to a nearby pond. (He had a few assistants to help him herd.) He told reporters he did not lose one duck. Really, though, how would you know?

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