A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 06, 2017
“How many beers does it take for tropical birds to get drunk?"/"Toucans.”

The “toucan” bird has been the subject of many “two can” puns. “Q:  How many tropical birds does it take to change a lightbulb? A:  Toucan” was posted on the newsgroup alt.cuddle on March 28, 1995. “How many cans of soup did the bird eat toucans” was posted on Twitter on August 14, 2013.

“How many cans of Dr. Pepper did the Tropical Bird always drink? ... Toucans!” was posted on Twitter on December 1, 2013. “Toucans acquired their name due to how many beers they can drink before they’re drunk. #AnimalFakeFacts” was posted on Twitter on March 1, 2015.


Wikipedia: Toucan
Toucans (/ˈtuːkæn/, UK: /-kən/) are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. The Ramphastidae family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often-colorful bills. The family includes five genera and over forty different species.

Google Groups: alt.cuddle
you are too cute
McCombs Brent J
3/28/95
(...)
: Bad joke for the day:

: Q:  How many tropical birds does it take to change a lightbulb?
: A:  Toucan.

Twitter
lauren‏
@dreadlockharry
how many cans of soup did the bird eat?
toucans
@Harry_Styles @NiallOfficial @Real_Liam_Payne @zaynmalik @Louis_Tomlinson
8:19 PM - 14 Aug 2013

Twitter
Von Malcolm‏
@VonMalcolm
#BadLateNightJoke How many cans of Dr. Pepper did the Tropical Bird always drink? ... Toucans!
12:22 AM - 1 Dec 2013

Twitter
Orange Crusher‏
@ScottMayBStoned
Toucans acquired their name due to how many beers they can drink before they’re drunk. #AnimalFakeFacts
11:59 AM - 1 Mar 2015

Twitter
PPJ‏
@JennyWestendorf
How many beers can a tropical bird drink before getting too turnt?
Two cans. (Get it.. Like Toucans..)
#StopJennysMadeUpJokes2k15
7:35 PM - 13 Mar 2015 from Ohio, USA

Twitter
santino argenti‏
@tomdeets
Q: how many sodas did the bird drink?
A: toucans
5:42 PM - 20 Dec 2015 from Lorain, OH

Twitter
dARKLORD‏
@darklorderik
How many soda’s can a bird drink??
Toucans.
10:35 AM - 28 Aug 2016

Twitter
christina‏
@xtina_cooper
my bff and i were tlkn about birds and she asked how many drinks it would take to get a bird drunk and i told her it took only Toucans. lol
6:17 PM - 24 May 2017

Reddit—Dad Jokes
How many beers does it take for tropical birds to get drunk? (self.dadjokes)
submitted July 4, 2017 by Danamo19
Toucans (two cans)

The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day
Friday, July 7, 2017
How many beers does it take for tropical birds to get drunk?
Toucans.
Posted by Tim Wycislak at 7:28 AM

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, July 06, 2017 • Permalink