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Old 02-13-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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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 maintaining 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."

"Then they kick him in the ice hole."

You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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Very interesting!
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Been a long winter.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #5
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Been a long winter.
X2!!!! I agree. I guess cabin fever is setting in!
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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Penguins

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 maintaining 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."

"Then they kick him in the ice hole."

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

Very good. I read with great interest... then followed by a Homer Simpson "DAOOOOOHHHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #8
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And to think I was actually loosing sleep over "what happens to a dead penquin" thank you so much for the enlightment as this makes total sense...Good one..hehe

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #9
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that is A cool one
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