Park Service To Drain Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool After 80 Ducks Die

Boys swim in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in 1926 despite the fact that it was forbidden.

The deaths were caused by a parasite that can also lead to swimmer’s itch in humans. Risk to people is “extremely low” because you’d need to swim in the pool, which isn’t allowed — but has been done.

(Image credit: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

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