Thursday, February 15, 2007

240 - We Have Your Pelicans

15 Freaking Years

1. 15 Freaking Years
In 1992, I saw this report on inside edition. I never really stopped thinking about it. Over the years some of the details faded and I couldn't remember the exact story. Thanks to the wonder of the internet, specifically Youtube, I've been able to refresh my memory.


2. Carotenoid
Think flamingos are pink? Well they aren't. They are actually white birds that become discolored due to the food they eat. Think about sticking a carnation is a vase of colored water, and you'll get the idea.

Boner Mouth

3. Boner Mouth
Beyond their fake pinkness, flamingos have another weird characteristic. Researchers at Ohio University discovered that flamingos have a type of erectile tissue in their mouths which engorges to assist with their unique method of upside down eating.

My Two Dads

4. My Two Dads
Britain's only gay flamingos celebrate fifth anniversary as a couple.


5. Flabongo
Genius. Buy a flamingo lawn ornament for $7.95 , pull the legs off, and then sell it to dumb, drunk college kids for $19.87.



rachel said...

we were just talking about how creepy flamingos are last night. and that was before I knew about the erectile tissue situation.

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