Royce Shook

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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!!!

I have found out what happens when a penguin dies, and I am glad to let you know.

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird that lives an extremely ordered and complex life. This is an especially important fact that is overlooked by many. One of the little-known facts about the penguin is that the penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life. It is also important to understand that the penguin does maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. So close family is very important to the penguin, not only do they mate for life, they stay close to other members of their family.

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:

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"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?

It's so easy to fool people.

I am sorry, an urge came over me that made me do it!!!

Oh, quit whining I fell for it, too


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Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

8 months ago #3

Jokes aside, penguins are very intelligent creatures and are considered to be the most intelligent bird on this planet. It's no coincidence that Linux uses the penguin as a logo, while many Linux users have a strong affection towards penguins as a result. In fact, some of them volunteer for scientific missions to Antarctica, where they study various subjects, such as astronomy (the sky is much clearer there), usually using Linux-based computers. Many of these volunteers never come back, probably because they go native and decide to stay among their beloved flightless birds. OK, this second paragraph is complete fiction. See, I got you there too! Cheers.

Ken Boddie

8 months ago #2

Not sure why you wrote a story on penguins, Royce. It would have been much easier to use paper. 😂

I guess that explains a lot of what we do, too.

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