WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- In an effort to disrespect and mock the Islamic State, members of the 4chan and Reddit have been editing recruitment photos to recast the terrorist group as a gang of rogue rubber ducks armed with toilet brushes.
The effort, informally referred to "Allahu Quackbar," has 4chan "fighting terrorism with memes," according to one member who posted in a Reddit forum that has taken the edited images to a wider audience.
"How about castrating the image of Isis by replacing the faces on ALL the propaganda photos with bath ducks?," wrote one 4chan member as the effort began to gain some steam, according to The Guardian.
Although some members of the terrorist group have received both duck tails and heads, most have just been given big yellow heads with orange beaks, and many of their guns have been replaced with toilet brushes.
Many of the pictures have been collected by users in the photo gallery "Creates The Duck State."
HUGH TOWN , England, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A piece of a rocket, believed to be from the SpaceX Falcon 9 that exploded on takeoff from Florida in June, was found near Britain Friday.
The barnacle-encrusted metal section of the rocket, about 32 feet by 13 feet, was hauled onto a boat whose crew discovered it floating on the ocean's surface near the Scilly Islands, at the western end of Britain. It was towed to the town of Tresco, where U.K. Coastal Area Commander Martin Leslie determined it was a part of the exploded rocket.
The privately-owned rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Fla., when it exploded on June 28. Pieces of the rocket fell into the Atlantic Ocean, and one was evidently carried by currents to Britain.
A painted American flag and the name "Falcon 9" were prominent on the metal fragment.
Joseph Thomas, aboard the boat, said he initially noticed the rocket section was surrounded by seagulls and thought it was a dead whale.
Pete Hicks, also aboard the boat, said on Twitter, "Towed in and beached a piece of flotsam earlier; thoughts were it could be aviation parts...didn't imagine space race."