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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: fossil; godsgravesglyphs; newzealand; penguin

1 posted on 02/28/2012 7:26:29 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Happy feet...


2 posted on 02/28/2012 7:29:47 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: EveningStar

3 posted on 02/28/2012 7:33:00 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: EveningStar

and they didn’t even have high fructose corn syrup back then.


4 posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:05 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: EveningStar

H.P. Lovecraft was right all along?


5 posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:56 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: EveningStar

Barney Frank?


6 posted on 02/28/2012 7:37:28 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: EveningStar

He was just “Husky”.


7 posted on 02/28/2012 7:44:05 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: EveningStar

Are they sure it’s not a nun?


8 posted on 02/28/2012 7:51:29 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: EveningStar

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

Freegards


9 posted on 02/28/2012 8:01:48 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: EveningStar
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.
10 posted on 02/28/2012 8:03:44 PM PST by dog breath
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To: dog breath

When I was young and first in the Navy I saw a few giant beavers..........oh....wait Never mind.


11 posted on 02/28/2012 8:07:13 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bigbird ping!


12 posted on 02/28/2012 8:15:41 PM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: EveningStar

And then Man made global warming caused the penguin to shrink.


13 posted on 02/28/2012 8:50:20 PM PST by A message
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To: FrogMom; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks FrogMom. Monty Python ping.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 4:33:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: EveningStar

Doo be doo be doo.....


15 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)
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To: EveningStar

Danny DeVito?


16 posted on 02/29/2012 4:46:11 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: W. W. SMITH

-——I wonder if they were delicious,——

They taste like mergansers


17 posted on 02/29/2012 4:54:16 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: EveningStar

Uh-oh. They’re on the verge of discovering the ancestor of the Killer Penguins!


18 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.)
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To: EveningStar
Let's see if this works:


19 posted on 02/29/2012 6:50:41 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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To: dog breath
I always wanted to see the giant beavers.

Must. Not. Post. Image.

20 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...])
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To: EveningStar

He probably would have lasted longer if he exercised.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 7:40:05 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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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.....

22 posted on 02/29/2012 10:31:50 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
And that was the last we ever heard of Shibumi.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:22:09 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: A message

No, the warming caused the cooling, and the cooling caused the shrinkage. We all know shrinkage is caused by cooling.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 1:28:25 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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