Karl, in the cube across from me, has a Jeopardy day-by-day calendar, and this week, the questions (answers) have all been in the category of cereal mascots. Today, the question was basically: What type of bird is Sonny from Cocoa Puffs?
I got it right. The answer (question) is cuckoo bird. However, I was somewhat confused, because I wasn’t sure that a cuckoo bird was a real thing. I mean, a cuckoo clock is a real thing. But I’m pretty certain that the only cuckoo bird I’ve ever see is Sonny, in all his cartoon glory.
So I googled it.
Turns out, a cuckoo bird is a real thing.
And it looks like a chicken mated with a finch.