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Flying Penguins Found By BBC Programme (Amazing Photos)
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-1-2008 | Neil Midgley

Posted on 03/31/2008 6:36:35 PM PDT by blam

Flying penguins found by BBC programme

By Neil Midgley, TV & Radio Editor
Last Updated: 1:45am BST 01/04/2008

The BBC will today screen remarkable footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution.

Camera crews discovered a colony of Adélie penguins while filming on King George Island, some 750 miles south of the Falkland Islands.

The programme is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, who said: "We'd been watching the penguins and filming them for days, without a hint of what was to come.

"But then the weather took a turn for the worse. It was quite amazing. Rather than getting together in a huddle to protect themselves from the cold, they did something quite unexpected, that no other penguins can do."

BBC1 viewers will see the penguins not only take flight from the Antarctic wastes, but fly thousands of miles to the Amazonian rainforest to find winter sun.

"The film reveals nature's stunning glory in exciting and unexpected ways, so much so that it defies belief," said Mr Jones.

"Not only does it create a vivid and emotional experience for the viewer, it also illustrates just how bold and simple Darwin's idea of natural selection was."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aprilfool; bbc; flying; godsgravesglyphs; penguins
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I hope I haven't been caught in an 'April fool's joke.'
1 posted on 03/31/2008 6:36:36 PM PDT by blam
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This is what happens on the intertubes these days.

Penguins fly to feast on spagetti trees.

2 posted on 03/31/2008 6:37:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Ill retract the rape complaint from the wombat, because hes pulled out. Now I speak Australian.)
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And I just washed my car.


3 posted on 03/31/2008 6:38:33 PM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist (The top 1% of income earners earn 17% of the income, but pay 39% of the income taxes. "Fair share?")
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The next program in the series will be about flying pigs.


4 posted on 03/31/2008 6:38:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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The programme is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, ....


5 posted on 03/31/2008 6:39:45 PM PDT by heartwood
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The programme is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, ....


6 posted on 03/31/2008 6:39:45 PM PDT by heartwood
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That has to be an April Fools. Looks pretty shopped.


7 posted on 03/31/2008 6:41:57 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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Great pictures. It’s believed that some make it to Virgin Islands and Cancun, where they work as day laborers painting the horizon on horizon pools


8 posted on 03/31/2008 6:42:16 PM PDT by bvw
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I guess if OBAMA can get people to believe he isn’t a muslim, anything is possible.


9 posted on 03/31/2008 6:42:35 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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Penguins are a riot.........


10 posted on 03/31/2008 6:42:37 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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You think the date of publication might give us a clue? Just asking.


11 posted on 03/31/2008 6:43:05 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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“flying pigs”

You beat me to the punch!


12 posted on 03/31/2008 6:43:29 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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Wow, I can’t wait. Its not sporting to shoot a bird on the ground.


13 posted on 03/31/2008 6:44:15 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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LOL.......I still remember an old Jack Benney line:
“Penquins have no sense of direction”.

I believe it was on his last show!

I guess you had to see it to appreciate it how funny it was.


14 posted on 03/31/2008 6:47:25 PM PDT by not2worry ( What goes around comes around!)
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Awesome pictures- but I vote that this is an April Fool’s article. I think some varieties are able to fly very short distances and fly (or appear to be flying) out of the water and up onto land, but not able to really fly.


15 posted on 03/31/2008 6:48:36 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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...oh, blam...why would they march if they could fly??

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16 posted on 03/31/2008 6:49:59 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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'April fool's joke.'

That would be correct. Terry Jones, ex-Monty Python is a clue.

17 posted on 03/31/2008 6:51:02 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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OH please can someone with photo shop knowledge insert hitlerys face on the bird that slaps the Osama bird. THAT would be funny!


18 posted on 03/31/2008 6:51:19 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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It's an April Fool's Joke. It's already Apr. 1 in the U.K.

Even if this story isn't true, there's another thread at FR about an animal accomplishment that's even more extraordinary: an elephant that paints a self portrait.

The video is here

19 posted on 03/31/2008 6:52:51 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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20 posted on 03/31/2008 6:54:49 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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