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Before the holidays kicked off, Ducky and the gang went on a family vacation to the Lake District in Northern England.  They went on several boat rides, hiked lots of trails, and even rode some old fashioned choo-choo trains. Each had their own favorite moment.

Ducky’s favorite part was when we got caught in a “lamb jam” (traffic jam caused by grazing sheep), when driving on old country roads. They got several good laughs as humans tried to shoo the sheep off the road.

Pembleton’s favorite part was hiking around Lake Derwentwater. He cataloged different plants and animals he spotted along the hike in his science journal.

Ted’s favorite part was the bird show at Muncaster Castle. He liked seeing the hawks soaring in the sky and swooping over the crowd.

Blizzard’s favorite part was eating lots and lots of sticky toffee pudding! It is his favorite dessert in all of England, especially when topped with ice cream.

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Hello from the Lake District!

Merry Christmas DtPb!The wait is over! Ducky, Ted, Pembleton & Blizzard are on Santa Watch! They are tracking Santa using the NORAD Santa Website.

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight… In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa. (From NORAD HQ)

We hope you all have been good this year! Merry Christmas!

Science is so cool!

Ducky and Pembleton like to keep up-to-date on all the cool science news, especially Pembleton (who was a Mad Scientist for Halloween this year). Here are some of the latest Robotic News that has Ducky and the gang super excited!

NPR News: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists http://n.pr/1vWxMTN

NASA: Rosetta International Mission to a Comet, In Search of our Origins http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/

Ducky's Adventures

What is a Robot?

Ted and Blizzard asked Pembleton: “What is a Robot? ” Pembleton got so excited he took them to his laboratory to explain.

“Robots come in all shapes and sizes. They have a computer for a brain, and sensors and moving parts that help them complete specific tasks. Robots are used to make cars, computers, to help rescue people or animals from disasters, and clean around the house.” Pembleton explained to the Lil’ Guys.

“Wow, they can clean up around the house?!?” said Ted super excited.

“Did you know robots can also be your friend, and play games with you?” Pembleton added.

“We need one,” Blizzard and Ted said at the same time while they jumped up and down.

Until Next Time, Pembleton wants you to KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

Pembleton asks, “What science subject would you like me to explain next?” Please leave in the comment section…

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Pembleton woke everyone up early this morning and said, “We’re going on a hike.” Pembleton had already packed their backpacks with sandwiches, water, a map, and a compass. They spent the whole day going up hills, going down hills, over fields, and under thick forests. What a fun way to spend the day!

"Are we there yet?" -Ducky

“Are we there yet?” -Ducky

Today, Ducky and the gang had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza (TMNT) Party. Wow! It was awesome! There was pizza and they dressed up like their favorite Ninja Turtles. Ducky originally wanted to have the party in the sewers, but luckily, Pembleton talked him out of it.

"Michalangelo is a party dude!" -Ducky

“Michelangelo is a party dude!” -Ducky

Thank you for being a part of Ducky's Adventures!

Thank you for being a part of Ducky’s Adventures!

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P.S. Congratulations to Germany for winning the World Cup. We tried to reach The Lambs for comment, but they were busy napping after a long night of celebrating.

“Ladies and Gentlemen! I give you the Grubby Lil’ Paws!”

That’s what the announcer said when he introduced Ducky’s new band at a local music festival. Ducky is the singer, Banjo Bear plucks the banjo, Rusty the raccoon plays the jugs, Franky the elephant toots the harmonica, and Stink the skunk is always up for a DRUM SOLO! The performance went so well, they had to play an encore of “Empty Cookie Jar Blues”.

"I got the empty cookie jar blues!"

“I got the empty cookie jar blues!”

Pembletons Lab 10 Pineapple

Pineapples

Pineapple is one of Pembleton’s (and Ducky’s) favorite fruits. Pineapples are juicy and delicious, but recently when Pembleton was eating some pineapple he wondered about where they came from. With a little research he discovered many interesting things. For example, pineapples are originally from the American tropics, however they are now grown in Asia and Africa. Also, pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C, but they also contain chemicals that make it difficult to use them in Jello.

KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

 

This morning, Ducky and the gang remembered the men and women who served in the US armed forces by visiting a Memorial Day parade.

After the parade, they went to a park. Ducky and the Lil’ Guys threw a football back and forth, while Pembleton roasted some corn on the cob. After lunch, Pembleton taught everyone how to do somersaults on the grass. It was a good day!

"Go loooong!"

“Go loooong!”

 

The gang got off at the last stop – a small Tibetan monastery on a high mountain peak. Pembleton knew some of the animals there and figured it was a good place to start investigating. But as the train pulled away, reality set in, and amidst all the snow and ice, Ducky had a meltdown.

“I’M SO C-C-COLD!” Ducky blubbered.

“Don’t worry Ducky, we will get you thawed out once we get inside,” Pembleton replied as he offered Ducky the last cookie.

“I hope your friends have some warm clothes for us, Ted and I can’t handle this cold weather as well as you and Blizzard!” Ducky said between sniffles.

“Let’s get inside. Harry the snow hare is waiting for us. He should have some gear for us.” Pembleton said, as they headed toward the monastery.

To Be Continued…

"I wish I had some hot cocoa!"

“I wish I had some hot cocoa!”

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Ducky and Pembleton packed their gear, then dropped the lil’ guys off at Mrs. Cottontail’s cottage, before heading to the airfield. Things were running smoothly until a patch of dark clouds appeared on the horizon as they were over the Horn of Africa and entering the Indian Ocean.

Before they knew it, the plane was surrounded by rain, thunder, and lightning. Visibility was down to 100 meters. Pembleton turned to Ducky and said, “Thank goodness for the planes top notch altimeter and GPS systems,” but just as he tapped on the plane’s compass, all of the instruments went haywire. Both Ducky and Pembleton were scared. “Without my instruments, we don’t even know which way is up. What are we going to do?”

Just when they thought all hope was lost, Ducky saw something strange. He tapped Pembleton on the shoulder and yelled over the hum of the plane’s engine, “Follow that elephant.”

Confused, Pembleton yelled back to Ducky, “What are you talking about? We’re almost a mile above an ocean. There can’t possibly be an elephant here!”

“Over there! Over there! Look at that cloud! It’s an elephant and he’s pointing the way!”

“You’re right! It is!” Pembleton turned the plane to follow the elephant and within a matter of minutes they were leaving the thunder storm behind. They waved goodbye as they passed their fluffy elephant buddy and headed off into clear blue skies.

To be continued…

"Follow that elephant"

“Follow that elephant”

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Late at night was Pembleton monitoring the air waves with his ham radio, but all he heard was the soft crackle of static and the munching of cookies. Suddenly a voice broke through the noise. “Mayday! Mayday! Help! We’re going down!”

“What is the problem? What is your current position?” Pembleton shouted into the microphone. Then he heard some rustling of nobs and buttons, “We are losing altitude too quickly. Our rudders aren’t responding to controls, and our GPS is all wonky, but we should be just south of the Himalayas.” Then there was some more rustling and a faint “Wow, this place does exist,” before a loud CRASH!!!

“Wait! Are you still there? Is everything alright?” But there was nothing. Pembleton quickly stood up and told Ducky, who was hiding behind the chair, “We have to alert the Animal Adventurer’s Society immediately.”

To be continued…

"Maday! Maday! Help! We're going down!"

“Maday! Maday! Help! We’re going down!”

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Over the weekend Ducky and the gang went to their first ever hockey game! They had so much fun watching the Zamboni circle the rink, they forgot that there was even a game. Then the McGill Redmen took to the ice against the Guelph Gryphons. The game was a nail biter as the puck went back and forth, back and forth. But in the end, the Redmen prevailed 3-2, and Ducky got to keep the winning puck. After the Zamboni cleared the ice, Ducky snuck on to the ice to practice. He hopes to show the guys how good he is, maybe they will even let him join the team.

Hey batter, batter, batter!

Hey batter, batter, batter!

Every night before going to bed, the Lambs check in on the new born panda at the National Zoo. They like to see what the little guy is up to and hear about the latest updates on his development. But today something horrible and unexpected happened. THE PANDA CAM WAS SHUTDOWN!

So the Lambs decided to protest. They made signs and headed over to the White House, and they’re not going anywhere until the camera is turned back on!

The Lambs protesting in Washington

“Panda cam, NOW!” – the Lambs

The Getaway.

Pembleton ran into the crown jewel exhibit just in time to see the robotic thief smash the bulletproof glass on the case containing the royal crown. Without hesitating Pembleton dove across the room and grabbed onto one of the robot’s legs to slow him down, but the robot was so strong that he just kept walking. When Ducky and Conrad made it into the room, Ducky grabbed Pembleton’s feet, and Conrad held on to one of Ducky’s feet. With all of their combined strength, they only managed to slow the robot. He just kept moving towards the window that he broke in through.

Pembleton frantically pulled out some wires in the robots leg but it only made the robot move faster! Eventually they had to let the robot go. It jumped out the window and ran into the darkness of the night.

To be continued …

Pembleton, Ducky, and Conrad try to stop the robot theif.

“We can’t let him go!”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 5)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 6)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 7)

Part 1.

Dr. Ducky and the little guys sat in Pembleton’s study listening to him play his violin. Due to the beautiful music Pembleton was playing, no one heard the knocks on the door.

Out of no where, a little sloth named Abigail, appeared in the study crying.

“What’s wrong Abigail?” Ducky asked, but there were only mumbles and sniffles. Ted and Blizzard got her a tissue and gave her a hug. Once she calmed down, she told them the horrible news.

“Someone took my papa. When my papa didn’t pick me up from school, I went to his workshop and he was gone! The workshop was wrecked! And I… and I…I don’t know to do!” she wailed.

“Don’t worry Abigail. I am on the case!” shouted Pembleton. “Now I need you to retell me what happen, with as much detail as possible.”  She retold him everything, even describing her father’s workshop. He was working on a new robot and it was missing too. She also remembered that the place smelled a little fishy, and she couldn’t stop sneezing.

Pembleton put his wing to his chin and puzzled for a moment. Then he said “Aha! I have an idea about who took your father, but first I need more information. Take me to his workshop.”

“How can you get anything out of those details, Pembleton?!?” Ducky asked.

Pembleton replied, “It’s elementary my dear Ducky.”

To be continued…

"Please don't cry. We will find your papa!"

“Please don’t cry. We will find your papa!”

Permleton's Lab 7: Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It is called a terrestrial planet because it is mostly made of rock. Since the planet has almost no atmosphere it experiences extreme temperature fluctuations. One really cool things about Mercury is that the surface of the planet is covered in large and small craters from where thousands of meteors have struck the planet. Another strange thing about Mercury is that is year (the time it takes to travel around the sun) is shorter than its day (the time it takes for the planet to rotate around its axis).

Pembleton thinks Mercury is pretty cool! What do you think?

In response to the information from Ducky and the gang, the police came to arrest Captain One Mitten and Egor, but when they arrived the cages were empty. A thorough search of the premises revealed nothing. The camel cops radioed in their findings and returned home empty handed.

"We got a jail break. Do you copy?"- SGT Camel

“We got a jail break. Do you copy?”- SGT Camel

Desert Ruins.

They reached the end of the map.

“There is no one here! What do we do now?” asked Ducky. “Maybe we took a wrong turn.”

“I don’t think so. I double checked the map, plus there are too many ruins here to be a coincidence”, said Pembleton. “Everyone take a look around. Maybe we will find a clue.”

Ducky, Ted, Pembleton, and Blizzard hopped off Cornelius and began to explore. Cornelius decided to take a nap. Ducky looked high and low – but mainly low – as he was unable to climb most of the ruins. Pembleton carefully climbed to the top of a pillar to survey the area, but he didn’t see anything except more ruins. When they met back near Cornelius, Ted and Blizzard reported they didn’t find anyone but they found two pretty ribbons. They thought they might make nice gifts for Amanda Panda and Penelope Penguin when they got back home.

“WAIT A MINUTE!”, shouted Ducky. “Those ribbons look awfully familiar!”

“You are right, Ducky”, Pembleton added, “Those look exactly like ribbons that Amanda Panda and Penelope Penguin wear all the time. But what are their ribbons doing all the way out here in the desert?”

“I bet Amanda and Penelope are our friends in danger”, Ducky concluded.

“We’ve gotta’ help them”, Ted said.

“No one messes with my friends and gets away with it”, Ducky said sternly. “Whoever is responsible for this mess is in big trouble!”

As Duck and Pembleton untied the ribbons, Blizzard called over to them. “Hey, I found some paw prints over here, and they lead directly into this stone wall. There must be a secret passage in the wall.”

“Good eye Blizzard!” Pembleton said, as they began searching for the trigger that opened the passageway.

To be continued…

Pretty ribbons.

Pretty ribbons.

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 3

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 4

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 5

Desert Trek.

“Now that we have figured out the map, we need transportation. Any ideas?” Pembleton asked.

“I got an idea!” Ducky shouted. “I’ll be back soon. Stay here with the little guys.”

Ducky went to Ali Baba, owner of Ali Baba Ganoush’s Restaurant and asked if he could borrow his brand new Jeep Cruiser. Unfortunately, Ali had heard about the ‘Great Pudding Disaster of 2011’ and would not allow Ducky anywhere near his new jeep. Instead, he offered the services of Colonel Cornelius, a four humped Camel.

Pembleton was starting to become impatient after 15 minutes of waiting. Their friends, even though he didn’t know which ones, were in trouble. Just as he began to pace, Ducky and his new friend the Colonel, showed up. Ducky had even gotten supplies!

“Hop on! We got some trekking to do!” Ducky exclaimed.

“Wow, Ducky! Great job.” Pembleton said, as he hopped on and took the reins.

“Tally Ho.” Ted and Blizzard shouted as they ventured out in to the unforgiving desert.

"I'm getting Thirsty." -Ducky

“I’m getting Thirsty.” -Ducky

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 3

The Library.

“What does this mean?” Ducky asked. He had never heard of Bearistotle and he definitely didn’t know how knowledge made you thirsty! Hungry, maybe. But thirsty?

“Give me a second.” Pembleton said scratching his head.

“I know” Blizzard said. “Me too!” shouted Ted.

“What does it mean?” Pembleton and Ducky asked at the same time.

Blizzard explained, “Bearistotle was a very wise philosopher, scientist, honeyologist… you name it, he knew about it. Anyways, there is a library dedicated to him that isn’t far from here.”

“There is a statue out front and everything.” Ted added, “We learned all of this in Ms. Cottontail’s class. Weren’t you paying attention Pembleton?” He already knew Ducky wasn’t.

“Your right!” Pembleton shouted, “Let’s head over there right now. I bet that is the starting point on the map.”

***

When they made it over to the library, they marveled at the statue of Bearistotle drinking from the fountain of knowledge, or should we say honey.

“Wow, it’s beautiful.” Ducky said. It was hard for him not to dip his wings in to the fountain. Unfortunately, it was not actual honey, but gold plated statue. He was sad, but Pembleton got them back on task.

“I think this ancient writing must mean something. It has to be our next clue.” Pembleton said as he sent another message to Multilingual Mole.

“Your the second person this week to ask me about this writing!” replied Multilingual Mole. “The text says: THIS QUEST IS NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART. THIS IS THE BEGINNING THAT MANY HAVE STARTED, YET FEW CAN COMPLETE. THE TREASURE IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO CAN UNLOCK THE TRUE MYSTERY OF THE DESERT SANDS.” Then a second text came from Multilingual Mole, “What is going on Pembleton? What is this quest?”

“I don’t know, but we are about to find out,” Pembleton replied.

To be continued…

Mmmm... Honey... I like where this is going. - Ducky

Mmmm… Honey… I like where this is going. – Ducky

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

The Map.

Once Ducky and Pembleton made sure the poor monkey was being taken care of, they returned to their investigation of the map.

“Where is this map leading us?” Pembleton asked.

“Obviously to the giant red ‘X’!” Ducky answered.

“But where do we start?” Pembleton asked.

“I don’t know. I don’t have all the answers! Wait, why does this map feel crusty?”

“Wait, just one minute.” Pembleton said. Pembleton sniffed the map and his eyes grew big. Ducky knew he was on to something. His super sniffer was never wrong. Pembleton walked over to the table and grabbed a lemon. Now Ducky was just confused. Why did he need a lemon?  Then Pembleton squirted the lemon juice over the crusty area and held it over a candle. Soon a secret message appeared in light brown letter.

“How did you know how to do that?” Ducky asked.

“It’s simple science, you see…” Ducky quickly cut Pembton off.

“You can tell us later. Do you know what this ancient scribble means?” Ducky asked.

“No, but I know someone who does.” Pembleton said. He quickly grabbed his emergency phone and took a picture. “Multilingual Mole will know. He is a professor of ancient texts.” Shortly after sending, Pembleton received a text message back with the translation: TO UNCOVER THE MYSTERY OF THE DESERT SANDS, ONE MUST THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE, AS BEARISTOTLE ONCE DID.

“Huh?” Ducky said as he scratched his head.

To be continued…

"Why is this map crusty?"

“Why is this map crusty?”

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

While traveling in the Arabian desert, Ducky and the gang visited a small village, where their favorite restaurant, Ali Baba Ganoush, is located. They ordered a full spread: grapes, hummus, pita, and shakshouka (poached eggs in a tomato stew). They were enjoying themselves, when all of a sudden a disheveled monkey crawled through the door and collapsed. In his hands he gripped a map.

“Quick! Get some water!” Pembleton yelled as he came around the table to check on the poor fellow.

“Your friends are in danger. You must help them ” the monkey gasped as he handed the map to Pembleton.

Blizzard rushed over with a glass of water. Pembleton helped the monkey to a pillow in the corner of the restaurant and urged him to take a few sips, before he fell asleep, exhausted by the journey.

“I think he will be okay.” Pembleton said, “but he will need to spend a few days in the hospital resting.”

“What about the map?” Ducky asked. “And the friends he mentioned. Who needs our help?”

“I don’t know, Ducky, but we are going to find out.” Pembleton said as he looked at the map and examined it closer.

To be continued.

"Your friends are in danger"

“Your friends are in danger”

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Easter is one of the gang’s favorite holidays. They get to dress up in their monkey suits, eat lots of candy, and search for Easter eggs! Sometimes the Easter Egg Hunt can get pretty competitive. This year was no different.

The humans took the gang to a nearby park for their Easter Egg Hunt. Blizzard and Ted decided to team up this year and boy were they glad they did. They found an egg under some leaves that was almost as big as they were! Pembleton and Ducky both spied a beautiful egg near a boulder, but Ducky was much closer and was able to grab it first. Pembleton wasn’t about to give up. He searched and he searched, and he found a nice big egg at the base of a tree.

Blizzard and Ted worked together to carefully roll their egg over to Ducky’s basket. But when Ducky picked up their egg, he accidentally dropped it and the egg crashed on to the ground and broke open. All three of them were upset, until they saw that inside their egg was filled with delicious candies!

This was definitely an Easter to remember.

"I found one! I found one!"

“I found one! I found one!”

Happy Easter!

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