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Ancient Penguin Weighed 130 Pounds
Discovery News ^
| February 27, 2012
| Jennifer Viegas
Posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:26 PM PST by EveningStar
The tallest and heaviest ever known penguin stood nearly 5 feet tall and tipped the scales at around 130 pounds, according to a 27-million-year-old fossil found in New Zealand.
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KEYWORDS: fossil; godsgravesglyphs; newzealand; penguin
posted on 02/28/2012 7:29:47 PM PST
(http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
and they didn’t even have high fructose corn syrup back then.
posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:05 PM PST
by GOP Poet
H.P. Lovecraft was right all along?
posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:56 PM PST
( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
posted on 02/28/2012 7:37:28 PM PST
posted on 02/28/2012 7:44:05 PM PST
( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
Are they sure it’s not a nun?
posted on 02/28/2012 7:51:29 PM PST
For it was only a penguin - albeit of a huge, unknown species larger than the greatest of the known king penguins, and monstrous in its combined albinism and virtual eyelessness.” HPL
posted on 02/28/2012 8:01:48 PM PST
I wonder if they were delicious, you could of fed lots of people with one of those honking big penguins. They would of been incredible to behold like many of the giant creatures that used to exist. I always wanted to see the giant beavers.
To: dog breath
When I was young and first in the Navy I saw a few giant beavers..........oh....wait Never mind.
posted on 02/28/2012 8:07:13 PM PST
by W. W. SMITH
(Obama is Romney lite)
posted on 02/28/2012 8:15:41 PM PST
(There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
And then Man made global warming caused the penguin to shrink.
To: FrogMom; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
posted on 02/29/2012 4:33:25 AM PST
(FReep this FReepathon!)
posted on 02/29/2012 4:36:12 AM PST
by Hot Tabasco
(The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
posted on 02/29/2012 4:46:11 AM PST
(Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
To: W. W. SMITH
-——I wonder if they were delicious,——
They taste like mergansers
posted on 02/29/2012 4:54:16 AM PST
(K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
Uh-oh. They’re on the verge of discovering the ancestor of the Killer Penguins!
posted on 02/29/2012 6:03:14 AM PST
by Little Ray
(FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
Let's see if this works:
posted on 02/29/2012 6:50:41 AM PST
(a little historical perspective....)
To: dog breath
I always wanted to see the giant beavers.
Must. Not. Post. Image.
posted on 02/29/2012 7:30:05 AM PST
by null and void
(Day 1134 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
He probably would have lasted longer if he exercised.
To: null and void; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Markos33; Salamander; Darksheare; humblegunner; ...
The Giant Penguins developed in anticipation of sitting atop giant television sets, like the Jumbotron, just prior to exploding.
The Giant Penguins were hunted to extinction by something nobody expected - A Giant Spanish Inquisition .....
(And of course there was the Giant Comfy Chair.......)
.....and the Giant Soft Cushions .....OK - I'll stop now.....
posted on 02/29/2012 10:31:50 AM PST
(Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
And that was the last we ever heard of Shibumi.
posted on 02/29/2012 4:22:09 PM PST
(You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
To: A message
No, the warming caused the cooling, and the cooling caused the shrinkage. We all know shrinkage is caused by cooling.
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