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noyesa's avatar

Has anyone ever determined whether a swallow could carry a coconut to England from a tropical climate?

Asked by noyesa (2512 points ) March 4th, 2010

Well?

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

What do you mean, an African or European swallow?

noyesa's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities A European swallow. African swallows are non-migratory.

ucme's avatar

If it could i’m sure it would become an ex swallow,bleedin demised.

rangerr's avatar

It doesn’t matter. Arthur from the Court of Camelot is here.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I don’t know…. ARRRGHHH!!!!!

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Well, it could grip it by the husk.

noyesa's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Of course, but this seems to be matter of weight ratios. Can a 5 ounce bird carry a 1lb coconut?

rangerr's avatar

Oh God. Are we just going to quote the movie here?

noyesa's avatar

@rangerr No, I’m quite serious.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t believe it could.It’s claws are not designed like a raptor’s,for gripping and I would think a coconut would outweigh the bird.

borderline_blonde's avatar

What are you talking about? Those weren’t coconuts, they were horses!

deni's avatar

he was not afraid at all to be killed in nasty ways, brave brave brave brave sir robin!

CMaz's avatar

And… What… is the air-speed velocity of such a swallow?

You have to know these things when you’re a king, you know.

davidbetterman's avatar

It wouldn’t need. All it would need do is some coconut seeds and later excrete same in their guano. Poof, coconut trees in England.
There are other ways for coconuts to reach England from the tropics.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@rangerr Probably. :)

deni's avatar

GUANO…......bat droppings – ace ventura HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

njnyjobs's avatar

@davidbetterman swallow ingesting coconut seeds?!?!?... I don’t think even an ostrich can swallow a coconut seed

and yes, I can determine that it’s not feasible for a swallow to carry a coconut, PERIOD!

Val123's avatar

Sigh. I need a shrubbery.

pikipupiba's avatar

It could carry a very small coconut!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Val123 And a herring…

Val123's avatar

@Dr_Dredd Call in the Knights!

ranwulf's avatar

“Ni!”

Val123's avatar

No longer!

JeffVader's avatar

Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

Val123's avatar

What are the questions?

Dr_Dredd's avatar

What is the capital of Assyria?

Val123's avatar

Um. Google?

Pandora's avatar

All fruits start out as a small seed. The coconut is tiny till it gets bigger. So yes, it can carry a very tiny one. It just isn’t fully developed but it is a coconut.

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