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Dead Penguins

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:23 pm

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."


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Unread post by hilda » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:16 am

Very well done Isinkwe! :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by Carol g » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:01 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: Isinkwe, thanks for your very educational view on the habits of penguins :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:48 am

You had me going there for a bit... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:52 am

Never realised you are so knowledgeable on penguins......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by NetEk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:59 pm

You forgot about the revisiting of the site every birthday and chrismas...... :lock: Ice locked!
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