Trivia

Hard

The Large Protrusion That Hangs Off A Turkey’s Forehead Is Called A?

Beard
Snood
Wattle
Major Caruncle

Answer: Snood

Turkeys have lovely plumage filled with full rich feathers, but a face that only a mother could love. Some of the many odd features that you’ll find on or near a turkey’s face are a colorful wattle, a beard (males, but also the occasional female), and a snood.

The snood is, among even the odd things found near a turkey’s face, a rather odd thing. When male turkeys are not engaging in courtship mating rituals (commonly called strutting), their snood is a small piece of flesh located above the mouth and protruding from the forehead. When a male turkey is showing off for a mate, however, the snood puffs up and hangs off the side of the turkey’s forehead.

The shape and size of a male’s snood is used even outside of courtship to establish male pecking orders, if you’ll pardon the pun. In fact, turkeys (male and female) will often attack each other, attempting to damage the snood of the other animal. Turkey farmers, in a bid to stop such behaviors and damage to their livestock, will often “desnood” their turkeys by snipping off the protrusion (as a preventative measure) when the animals are chicks.

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Tools Was Used To First Observe Deep-Sea Animals In Their Natural Habitat?

Trivia

Hard

Which 1980s Film Was Criticized As Being A Feature Length Commercial?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Colors Appears With The Highest Frequency In National Flags?

Trivia

Easy

The Only Country In The World With A Non-Rectangular Flag Is?

Trivia

Easy

The Only Rock That Floats In Water Is?

Trivia

Hard

Before Star Trek, Multiple Cast Members Appeared On Another Space-Themed Show Called?

Trivia

Hard

The Most Naturally Radioactive Food Is?

Trivia

Hard

The Worst Computer Security Breach In U.S. Military History Was The Result Of?

Trivia

Hard

A 1980s Urban Legend Claimed CD Sound Improved By Coating The Edges With What?

Trivia

Easy

Emotional And Protracted Internet-Based Discussions Are Called What?