The critically-endangered African penguin is going through some bad times lately because of commercial fishing - but science to the rescue! Let this adorable animation teach you about how hand-raising tiny baby penguins can save a species. And then, how can I sign up to be a tiny baby penguin handler? Thanks.Read More
Peengwons. Porkwerns. Poongies?
Remember that SNL sketch from the '90s where Charlton Heston clammed up (pun intended) during the audiobook for Madonna' Sex and kept saying "vagina" instead of... you know, the actual word on the page? I imagine the mood was similar during the ADR sessions for the 2009 BBC nature documentary South Pacific, in which Benedict Cumberbatch was forced to endure the horror that is the word "penguins." Such a brave man.Read More
We are the penguins. Monday is the rope. May you be the one that gets across without catching its foot.Read More
But what about bow ties to match their tuxedos?
Dear Internet: if you are currently knitting a sweater for a penguin impacted by an oil spill, pause! Philip Island Penguin Foundation made a public plea for sweaters yesterday, but use your yarn cautiously; in the past, these requests have resulted in thousands of unnecessary sweaters. Internet, for once, you are being too kind.Read More
Mr. (Pill) Popper's penguins.
You know how it goes. You're hanging out with all of your penguin buddies, giving rocks as signs of affection, enjoying the snow and being adorable... and then you're in a zoo in Britain in a record-breaking rainy season, and it really bums you out. That's why zookeepers in Britain are slipping their penguins antidepressants.Read More
They should get Morgan Freeman to narrate this thing.
Let's go ahead and add penguins to the "List of Things Geekosystem Thinks Are More Interesting Than Football," so imagine our delight to find that Animal Planet, along with their Puppy Cam, has one for the penguin cheerleaders as well!Read More
A team of European penguin researchers found some unexpected results when they turned infrared heat sensing cameras on a group of emperor penguins they were studying. The outer layer of the birds feathers, they found, was actually colder than the surrounding air. While it goes against common sense, keeping their outermost layers ice-cold may actually help penguins stay warm deeper inside -- where it counts.Read More
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And All Was Right With the World
Things We Saw Today
In the ancient times, a sage philosopher once asked the famous question "what's cooler than being cool?" Now, you all know from your years and years of schooling that the appropriate answer is "ice cold," but there is more to it than that my friends; it's about being ice cold and making self-aware references to it. Enter Polar-Ice from Monos. The ice cubes produced by these trays are cool in more ways than one. They are made out of ice, for example. Also, they utilize high-tech iceberg technology to ensure that your icy polar animals stay afloat above the water as their ice floes flow around in your drink. That is, until they start melting. Commentary on global warming anyone? Clearly, if you're looking for ice cubes fraught with meaning and enjoy watching an ecosystem slowly dissolve in your drink, these are the ice cubes for you. All the cool kids are using them. (Monos via Super Punch)Read More
Stupid Human Tricks
Just Go With It
A plane full of passengers heading to San Diego got their own private Sea World show when a team of penguin handlers were allowed to let their charge, a South American Magellan Penguin named Pete, roam the aisle. A wise man named Joe Moore once said, "Its practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry." I have no idea who Joe Moore is, but he's right. Penguins are way too cute to dislike. (Daily Mail)Read More