Supercute story brought to you by the letter C and the Science Channel, just in case you needed more sweet success stories or needed to appreciate the awesomeness of 3-D printers anymore :
HAPPY #SCIENCE STORY OF THE DAY: Buttercup the duck gets a custom 3D-printed foot and will walk (waddle) again!
Buttercup was born with his left foot turned backwards, which prevented it from walking properly and caused him great pain. Mike Garey of Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary adopted Buttercup and decided to do something to stop the pain and bring the duck back to as close to a normal life as possible.
A 3D modelling company donated its services and Buttercup now has a new foot!
See some of the 3-D printer modeling photos and a very happy Buttercup on TreeHugger here:http://bit.ly/17lqZsU
You can also follow his progress on his Facebook page: Buttercup Gets a New High Tech Foot