By Roger Alford, Religion Writer
Perhaps you heard about the pet duck that had stopped eating and was growing weaker by the day.
The duck’s owner called the veterinarian to explain the problem.
“Old ducks can have trouble eating,” the veterinarian explained. “Their upper beaks grow too long, and they’re unable to pick up their food. All you need to do is carefully file away some of its beak, but not too much. If you file back to his nostrils, he’ll drown when he drinks.”