Sometimes Twitter is so pure it melts our hearts, restores our faith in humanity, or simply gives us a welcomed giggle. This week Twitter was all about ducks as we waddled into a feathery war involving museums around the world.
We never knew we loved ducks so much until this moment.
hey @britishmuseum give us your best duck— The Museum of English Rural Life (@The Museum of English Rural Life)1546607321.0
Well, you know what they say about birds of a feather. Soon it was an all-out battle for the best unsolicited duck pic.
@TheMERL Hey @TheMerl, here's a quacking duck that's got to be at the top of the bill✨ It's a cosmetics container… https://t.co/pFE52Pb7if— British Museum (@British Museum)1546621547.0
@britishmuseum We see your unique cosmetics container made around 1300 BC in ancient Egypt and raise you this ninet… https://t.co/PblYlkwR3P— The Museum of English Rural Life (@The Museum of English Rural Life)1546623239.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum We see your cosmetic containers and planes and we raise you a 20th century hooked rug duck… https://t.co/bHAOpDkXaK— Textile Museum (@Textile Museum)1546623939.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum We'll take a quack at it... https://t.co/9eaeLzh4UC https://t.co/PmHaejBu5i— The Met (@The Met)1546713197.0
@brian276 @TheMERL @britishmuseum We have plenty of ducks in the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History on Me… https://t.co/D2J58Jk2nW— National Museum of Ireland (@National Museum of Ireland)1546613364.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum You want ducks? We've got ducks. But they're all, er...resting. https://t.co/O9p21KuULY— Spadina Museum (@Spadina Museum)1546620844.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Better late than never : here's our cutest one! 👇 🦆 Duck figurine, Egyptian Antiquities (f… https://t.co/c0qvj3VeUP— Musée du Louvre (@Musée du Louvre)1546884189.0
This is getting quackers!
@TheMERL @britishmuseum We may not have duck vases or manuscripts but we offer the humble Toilet Duck to this flock… https://t.co/mI6l9WT7HL— Museum of Brands (@Museum of Brands)1546700205.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum We're not @britishmusem but here across the pond we have a bird that is quite duck-like! 🦆… https://t.co/Ay44p7Q3yu— J. Paul Getty Museum (@J. Paul Getty Museum)1546641625.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum They won't be as good as ours from @MaryRoseMuseum! https://t.co/H4sAezQTwi— Hatch the Tudor Dog 🐶🐾 (@Hatch the Tudor Dog 🐶🐾)1546607533.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum We aren’t sending our best... https://t.co/kI2SNkKX3i— Radcliffe Observatory Ducks (@Radcliffe Observatory Ducks)1546625343.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Our ducks play musical instruments 🎺 https://t.co/3BtgITHE8A— NMS Collections (@NMS Collections)1546625485.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Ahem! I think you'll find @sciencemuseum has the best duck: this is one of nearly 30k plast… https://t.co/X2fjjxqFHz— Dr Elizabeth Bruton 🏳️🌈🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@Dr Elizabeth Bruton 🏳️🌈🇮🇪🇪🇺)1546616541.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Hey ! Wait for uuuuus !!! 🦆 Plate "Bracquemond-Rousseau" (between 1866 and 1875) https://t.co/OJOhbfNnkX— Musée d'Orsay (@Musée d'Orsay)1546693310.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum The @smithsonian museums are shut down right now, but please enjoy this big boi.… https://t.co/y2y2MUPwGB— Charles Louis Richter (@Charles Louis Richter)1546628043.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum It lays: https://t.co/Hyc86YvFzm— Royal Academy (@Royal Academy)1546618111.0
It was just a matter of time before "whose duck is bigger" came into play.
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Bet it's not as fast as our duck, Mallard. *mic drop* https://t.co/nujNBOPqDu— National Railway Museum (@National Railway Museum)1546855728.0
@railwaymuseum @TheMERL Buuut...can your duck float as well @railwaymuseum? May we present our 1943 GMC DUKW amphi… https://t.co/x8B9Sy6g3S— National Army Museum (@National Army Museum)1546870508.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum ducks, but make it fashion https://t.co/CwEK2wbTUj— FashionTextileMuseum (@FashionTextileMuseum)1546688889.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Here's one of our best ducks, in case of interest. 🦆 https://t.co/Cz6auLFgTr— Penguin Books UK (@Penguin Books UK)1546693124.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Can we interest you in some Canadian Geese on a hooked rug instead?… https://t.co/UDm1EIi5fn— Textile Museum (@Textile Museum)1546629984.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Here to provide cute ducklings from @bbcspringwatch 🦆 https://t.co/YEs39EVYsp— BBC One (@BBC One)1546877317.0
Twitter loved every ducking moment of this battle.
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Oh God I'm gonna be reading the comments in here all day... https://t.co/KTLhs7KCP7— Atomic Problems (@Atomic Problems)1546639720.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Honestly seeing museums flex over ducks in their collection is the kind of energy I want from 2019— Hannah Keen (@Hannah Keen)1546627045.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum Museums of the world having a street-battle duck-off has made me ridiculously happy. Those… https://t.co/L0WZaDmGFp— Mike Palmer (@Mike Palmer)1546642008.0
@TheMERL @britishmuseum I will never ever regret following this account. 🤣— Euqinomist (@Euqinomist)1546609940.0
It's time to put up your ducks. This is war!