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[–] PrimeMinisterKeyes 56 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

he Beak Too Big For He Gotdamn Head

[–] ChilledPeppers 10 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

I am a bananaaaaa!

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

you have made my day, thank you

[–] Speculater 38 points 3 weeks ago

That one guy at work that "knows everything."

[–] RubberElectrons 33 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I got to pet one once, he closed his beak on my fingers but because of how long the break is, he couldn't apply real pressure. It was pretty interesting to feel a bird play with your fingers who couldn't actually hurt you.

This is compared to my little conures who instinctively nip out of fright if my partner pulls back the shower curtain in the other room haha. Ah... My poor fingers.

[–] [email protected] 29 points 3 weeks ago
[–] [email protected] 26 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

For anyone else interested, here is an Interesting Wikipedia read on the composition and properties of toco toucan beaks.

Toco toucan beak

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

It is skull? If anything, it is beak

[–] thefrankring 11 points 3 weeks ago

Classic example of big mouth and no brain.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

Why isn't the skull just as colorful as the beak at this point???

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Not much brain. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

They probably could have determined this without beheading the poor critter.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

it would be unscientific to not make sure

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)
[–] Bashnagdul 2 points 3 weeks ago

Wooden sticks are natural, being hit by a stick could be classified as natural causes.

[–] beebarfbadger 1 points 3 weeks ago

Heart failure. Coincidentally right after the decapitation.

[–] pigup 8 points 3 weeks ago

Look like a peanut 🥜

[–] beebarfbadger 5 points 3 weeks ago

Ya know, I could have happily lived the rest of my life without knowing that and thinking of it every single time I'll be seeing a toucan from now on, but noooo...

[–] hperrin 1 points 3 weeks ago