Do you think, maybe, ducks can swim under water for hours? And can hold their breaths for, practically, ever? Like a whale or a squid or a fish?
Maybe it sounds ridiculous, but today I sat by the bay, watching a duck wash his hair, when he disappeared underwater and never surfaced. And I thought to myself, “Wasn’t there a duck there a minute ago?”
So I applied the education I received from prehistoric social media, i.e., newspapers, and used the scientific method to ascertain truth. First, formulate a question, then hypothesize, predict, test and, finally, analyze.
First, I formulated. “Hey! What happened to that duck?”
Then, I hypothesized. “Maybe some sneaky saltwater sea snake snatched him.”
A logical prediction appeared. “There ought to be some feathers floating up soon.”
I tested my brilliant hypothesis using the time honored method of—time.
Finally, I analyzed the data. “Nope. I was wrong.”
Ergo, the scientific method works. Sort of.
'Cuz I still don’t know what happened to that duck.