Friday, March 15, 2013

Dead Penguins--I Never Knew This

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica ?
Where do they go?

Wonder no more!
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

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, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."
"Freeze a jolly good fellow."


You really didn't think I knew anything about penguins, did you? 


I'll be back Monday.

10 comments:

  1. LOL! Good one, Sandra. I assume it's because birds don't age and then one day they die. And vanish into thin air or water.

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  2. You had me believing for a while :)

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  3. Awww I was thinking what lovely wee birds... lol :)

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  4. sweet penguins. You did know that I have spying squads made of penguins, coons and sweet little possums?

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  5. Hi Shel, Couldn't fool you for long:)

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  6. Hi Niki, Well the 'freeze a jolly good fellow' might be pushing it:) But I think they are family oriented birds.

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  7. Dezzy, I always wondered where you got your info. Now I know:)

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