Friday, January 06, 2006

Facts about EMPEROR PENGUINS:

Photo Courtesy gdargaud.net

1. They're monogamous. For 8 months. Then they go back to their slutty ways.

2. They would make fantastic sleds.

3. The little ones like to hang out on the weird gnarly claws of its parents.

4. Sometimes the little ones die. Or don't get born at all. Which is sad.

5. The penguin kiss, though beak-y, is remarkably tender. And then someone throws up in someone else's mouth, and the moment is over.

6. They would be good at yoga. Well, the bending over and the balancing eggs on your feet parts. Not the lifting your leg high in the air parts.

15 comments:

JJ said...

Swapping vomit? Delicious!

Liz said...

I'd like to see a penguin get a foot behind it's head.

Jen said...

I am still waiting for my penguin that I ordered on http://www.penguinwarehouse.com/index.php. Hopefully it shows up soon.

JH said...

7. Most of their monogamous 8 months together is spent in a long-distance relationship. And without communicating with their mates.

8. If the little one dies, the penguin in charge of monitoring the egg mourns the loss and then go its separate way. No "Dear John" letter to its mate. The other penguin discovers the news upon its return to the mating site.

librarian pirate said...

9. Penguins are AWESOME!

craziequeen said...

I think penguins are cool - but sharks are cooler...

btw - TAG, you're It! :-)

cq

HelpMeBubba said...

Sim-o just got March of the Penguins and I watched it for the first time w/ him. Never knew penguins were so cool. Knew they were cute but man are they cool!

WendyWings said...

I am going to hold you accountable when all those little penguins get squashed because someone tried to use them as a sled !
Michele sent me

s'mee said...

Hello! Michele sent s'mee! Lovely site, terrific little tidbits on the penguins! Thanks!

Popps said...

I think penguins have some sort of agenda. I don't know exactly what they're planning, but they're planning SOMETHING. You can see it in their beady little eyes.

Kelly said...

So did you like it?
I love it.
I put it in for my kids when Mommy needs some "quiet time". (aka.... naptime!)

Marcia said...

I LOVED it. I might go watch it again right now. Matt might have to start following your example, Kelly, and firing it up when he needs to get work done so I don't bother him!

Anonymous said...

These are VERY good things to know, thanks for sharing!
Chana
www.bunnyburrow.com

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I loved March of the Penquins. But they really need to think about hanging out somewhere slightly warmer.

la la la I can't hear you said...

Another thing - they are sooo much smaller than I thought they were for some reason.

A baby one must be sooo damn cute.

Am I the only one who thought they were really tall? Are there giant EPs out there somewhere?