God1: Dude, nice work on that hoppity thing you did, with the long tail and all the (mimes foxy boxing) stuff!
God2: With the pouch?
God1: It's got a pouch? Where Man? What for?
God2: Totally on its stomach, It puts the babies in there, I put the boobs in there and everything.
God1: Wait, what? you put boobs in a pouch?
God2: Yeah... Awesome!
God1: Aww man, I spent ages on boobs, took me weeks to get the shape just right - (Mimes squeezing imaginary boobs) Honk-honk! shame to hide 'em really, they rock! - (to kebab shop owner ) Yeah mate, two tandoori chicken / shish mixed, loads of chili, no onion.
Kebab Shop Owner: Chicken? we don't got chicken my friend, what chicken anyway? ees kind of fish or somefink? Got plenny fish!
God1: *Paff* And on the eighth day, I did create tandoori chicken, and saw that it was good (Bucket of tandoori chicken appears in a cloud of Dogma)
God2: LOL! But, seriously man, I'm having, like, major trauma with my new project?
God1: What you workin' on Brah?
God2: Well, the kid wanted something cute, on the same island I did the hoppity boxing thing on, you know to kinda like balance out all the bitey snakes and spiders and stuff.
God1: Man, you and your fangs and your venom... You gotta remember to get rid of those things before we let those naked two-leggedy things loose, got a feeling they might wander about a bit. So what did you do?
God2: You remember that wombat thing you did? Where you mucked up the guts and it ended up taking it like, two weeks to eat anything?
God1: Yeah, I should totally look at that when we release the next set of updates.
God2: True Dat! So, I took that, streamlined it, made it semi-aquatic and gave it poison spurs.
God1: Poison?... Spurs?... You make a little furry thing, supposed to be cute, then give it poison spurs, You're sick dude, LOL! Totally off the hook!
God2: I know, right! Anywho, I give it to Iesu, and He just looks at me like I'm an idiot, shouts 'More Cute!' and goes back to making towers out of his Lego.
God1: Man! Kids today, don't know they're created... Whaddya gonna do?
God2: I'm, like, totally outta ideas, tried making it furrier, but the damn thing just sank to the bottom every time I put it in water, had to get my ressurection freak on a few times that day, I can tell you!
God1: Ha! I would have paid good sheckles to see that (Mimes drowning animal) Bloop-Bloop Help Me! I'm melting!... LOL! Have you tried mixing it with animals that can float?
God2: What, like cows?
God1: Man, cows don't float, I mean like ducks or something.
God2: I am totally giving that beeyatch wings!
God1: You want flying aquatic wombats stinkin' up the place? Nah, I mean, like, waterproof feathers or some shizzle like dat.
God2: Feathers? s'a mammal dude, it's got nipples and stuff, you can't do feathers on mammals, s'against the law or something, probably... 'Member we tried that with those flying mice things, with the fangs and the Scooby-Doo eek-eek-eek noises? We got that memo saying we had to put the fur back on before we released 'em.
God1: Yeah, I remember, those skin wings gave me the heebie jeebies, I made the big ones eat fruit though, just to mess with their heads!
God2: Way to stick it to the man!
God1: Yah! (The two Gods high-five) Why don't you give it a beak?
God2: A beak?
God1: Ducks have beaks, and they float... Maybe it's that that does it, I don't really unnerstan' it completely, I'm not technical at all.
God2: Yeah, that might just work dude, what if it layed eggs too? An internal floatation device, eggs float, right?
God1: Probably, you'd have to test it I guess, try it on the spikey anteater thing that was in the newsletter last week.
God2: Do they swim?
God1: Not very well, that's what'd make it a good test.
God2: Right! Yeah, oh-Oh! I know, I'll give it a big-ass tail too, flat like a beaver's
God1: Hahahhahahahah *sob* HahaHahaahaHAHAHahAha!
God2: Seriously dude what? Don't make me smite you.
God1: *sniff* You said beaver!
So there you go, the complete story about how the Duck-Billed Platypus got it's singular good looks. Just as possible as any other explanation I think you'll agree?
He said Beaver!
(Dedicated to Maurice and Heinkel, my imaginary doorstops)