Hint. It's not sugary breakfast cereal.
December 20, 2012 5:20 AM Subscribe
posted by panaceanot (32 comments total)
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'If you’re like me, you’ll have asked yourself many times, “Why do toucans
have such ridiculously big bills?”'
A toucan walks into a 7-11 and asks for a tube of Chapstick.
The clerk asks, “Will that be cash or charge?”
The toucan replies, “Just put it on my bill!”
“Our computer modeling shows that the beak
is optimized to an amazing degree for high strength and very little weight,” said Meyers. “It's almost as if the toucan has a deep knowledge of mechanical engineering.
Bird beaks are typically either short and thick or long and thin."
A discussion of what evolutionary factors
might be at play.
Bonus! Ugly/cute toucan chicks
Credit to comments on both articles for the lame intro joke and the link to baby toucans... this is not a beaking story... can't believe this is the first toucan focused post on metafilter