: Tall Tales from Antarctica! (Humor)

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


Laura...thanks for the lesson in loyally, you would find me on an ice flow unless that's where they keep the beer...I'll sing for that!

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 11 years ago

LOL That's hilarious.  Poor penguins ... if only they knew the things we say about them. :)



Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

You were spot on until the hilarious end! Thanks for the frozen giggle! Brrrr!



Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 11 years ago

The penguins really are some amazing creatures aren't they. Such tradition and powerful singing voices.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 11 years ago

LOL...had to read it twice, but still very cute.  Have a good evening Laura.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 11 years ago


Hi Laura:

Penguins are the best!

I didn't know that they can sing?  :)

Have a great day.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) almost 11 years ago

Dear Laura,

It has almost been a month since you posted. I hope you are ok and not rolled into a hole in the ice. Give me a call or something lady. I am starting to worry about you.



Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 11 years ago