: September 2009

Tall Tales from Antarctica! (Humor)

I'm a big 'Discovery Channel' fan.  I love all those documentaries about animals.  But after watching a recent program on Antarctica, I wondered how come there were no dead penguins.  Where do they go?

Well I did some research, so we need wonder no more.

penguin (sxc)It's a fact that the penguin lives an extremely ordered life.  The penguin is also committed to its family and will mate for life.  It also maintains a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
 

So, if a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice.  They use their little tiny wings and beaks until the hole is deep enough.  They roll the dead bird into the hole and then they cover it. 

Then male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing this song:
“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”

 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 7 commentsLaura Giannotta • September 15 2009 09:04AM
Tall Tales from Antarctica! (Humor)
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