The Guinness toucan was introduced in 1935 as an advertising motif for Guinness & Co. It appeared in advertising created by S. H. Benson, a London-based advertising agency.Continue Reading
Most of the Guinness toucan posters and advertisements were drawn by John Gilroy. Dorothy Sayers, another talented contributor, who later pursued a career in poetry and detective writing, contributed at least one sketch and also wrote advertising copy for the campaign.
The toucan was part of the "Zoo" series of Guinness advertisements, which also featured illustrations of a zookeeper, a sea lion, an ostrich, a kangaroo and a tortoise. The toucan motif was finally abandoned in 1982 but has occasionally been seen on limited-edition products of the company.Learn more about Birds
Toucans are preyed upon by jaguars, margays, owls and boas. Despite its large bill, a toucan has little in the way of defending itself against predators.Full Answer >
Guinness, a popular Irish dry stout, does contain gluten. In fact, the majority of beers produced worldwide contain gluten from the barley used in their manufacture.Full Answer >
Toucans, found in and around the tropical forests of Central and South America, reach maturity within the first two months of life and can begin breeding. Toucans can live to be approximately 20 years old.Full Answer >
A pint of Guinness is equal to 2.3 units of alcohol. One unit of alcohol is equal to 10 milliliters of pure alcohol. In the United States, the term used is "standard drink," and one standard drink is equal to 0.6 fluid ounce of pure alcohol.Full Answer >