The Hunting of Ducks

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From artist Jenny Haines comes a look at the most ancient video game in existence. You may have thought Duck Hunt was a wholly original creation, but as you can see, the ancient Egyptians clearly had the idea a few thousand years ago.

Sure, their dog looks like the dark guardian of the underword, and I don’t think he’d so much laugh at you than send you straight to Osiris with your heart cut out. What are we shooting the ducks with? Arrows? Spears? I know from watching the Ten Commandments that Egyptians really liked whips, but I’m not sure if they have the proper range.

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