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Alexandria Brannick

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  • caption: Red-headed woodpecker
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    Hard Knocks: Lessons from the woodpecker

    Woodpeckers will peck at a tree up to 12,000 times a day and just one woodpecker peck produces about 15 times the force needed to give a human a concussion. So, how do woodpeckers bang their heads so much, and so hard and not come away with brain damage?