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Get This Look: Water Birds

1. Puffins

In addition to being a most delicious breakfast cereal, Puffins are aquatic birds of the genus Fratercula. In addition to being a latinate word that could double as an onomatopoeic descriptor of a wet fart, Fratercula means ‘little brother.' Take a minute to register how adorable that is, and then I’ll tell you that it’s ‘brother’ as in ‘monk,' because of their black and white plumage. Tiny adorable monks who dive into the water to eat the tiny fishes that sustain them! During the time of year that's the sexiest for them, they grow a secondary, multicolored beak that falls away when mating is over. I’m circling a joke about [...]