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 Post subject: Dead Penguins
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:23 pm 
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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 believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Penguins
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Very well done Isinkwe! :lol: :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Isinkwe, thanks for your very educational view on the habits of penguins :lol: :lol:

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You had me going there for a bit... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Never realised you are so knowledgeable on penguins......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Penguins
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You forgot about the revisiting of the site every birthday and chrismas...... :lock: Ice locked!

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