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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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To: blam
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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To: blam

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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To: blam

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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To: blam

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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To: blam

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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To: blam

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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To: blam

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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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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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To: blam

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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To: hole_n_one

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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To: blam

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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To: hole_n_one

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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To: blam
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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To: blam

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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To: blam

i believe you have.

Don’t believe anything you see in the next 24 hours.


21 posted on 03/31/2008 6:56:29 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: blam

April fools, one more time. Look at the ‘wings’ ... that bird don’t fly, dude!


22 posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:49 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: blam

Your hope is in vain.

That publication revels in nonsense reporting that is taken seriously and the report is attributed to a Monty Python team member.

Take a look at those fat birds and their wings - they couldn’t fly unless you strapped rocket motors to their backs.

April fools!


23 posted on 03/31/2008 6:58:14 PM PDT by Manfred the Wonder Dawg (Test ALL things, hold to that which is True.)
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I hope I haven't been caught in an 'April fool's joke.'

***SNORT!!***

Yes, you have been!

24 posted on 03/31/2008 6:58:49 PM PDT by usconservative (www.ropma.net -->ISLAM a religion of peace? (Bush, you're whacked!))
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To: blam

LOL

The ultimate photo shop.

I wonder how many will be suckered?


25 posted on 03/31/2008 7:00:12 PM PDT by ASOC (I know I don't look like much, but I raised a US Marine!)
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To: blam

26 posted on 03/31/2008 7:00:41 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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To: blam

LOL!


27 posted on 03/31/2008 7:00:58 PM PDT by rabidralph (Hillary is the MSM's Bimbo Eruption.)
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To: Lazamataz

VIDEO: Spaghetti trees (April 1, 1957):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6500000/newsid_6509700/6509711.stm?bw=nb&mp=wm


28 posted on 03/31/2008 7:01:12 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: blam

LOL! ;-)


29 posted on 03/31/2008 7:01:41 PM PDT by familyop (Worthless male weekend warrior has-been trash with no degree.)
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To: blam

LOL! ;-)


30 posted on 03/31/2008 7:02:46 PM PDT by familyop (Worthless male weekend warrior has-been trash with no degree.)
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To: blam
Actually I think this may be real!

here's the link to some footage

31 posted on 03/31/2008 7:02:53 PM PDT by urabus
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How’s the spaghetti harvest going this year? All in yet?


32 posted on 03/31/2008 7:05:23 PM PDT by Waco
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That's purposterous! Everybody knows penguins don't fly, Rock!
31½ posted on 03/31/2008 10:03:51 PM EDT by Burgess Meredith (Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves you!)

To: Burgess Meredith
If anybody knows penguins don't fly it'd be you, Mr Penguin!

33 posted on 03/31/2008 7:05:35 PM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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This is just a new version of a classic Monty Python skit, Earl the Flying Sheep.


34 posted on 03/31/2008 7:05:45 PM PDT by redheadtoo
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There’s a radio station that is going to throw these flying penguins out of a helicopter next Thanksgiving.


35 posted on 03/31/2008 7:05:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: blam

I bet you have. “Monty Python” should have clued you in.


36 posted on 03/31/2008 7:06:45 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: urabus

Okay. That made me smile.


37 posted on 03/31/2008 7:15:06 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: redheadtoo

Man holding cat enters.
Compère: That is Tiddles, I believe?
Man: Yes, this is Tiddles.
Compère: Yes, and what does she do?
Man: She flies across the studio and lands in a bucket of water.
Compère: By herself?
Man: No, I fling her.
Compère: Well that’s extremely interesting, Ladies and gentlemen


38 posted on 03/31/2008 7:16:55 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: urabus
well it sure looks real anyway... first I thought maybe if it was real windy, they could. But I couldn't find any corroborating info. I was suckered too.

Very convincing video though! looks real enough to be believable.

39 posted on 03/31/2008 7:17:43 PM PDT by urabus
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Hello! Well, it’s just after four o’clock and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode.”

“KABLOWWEEEEEE!!!”


40 posted on 03/31/2008 7:18:43 PM PDT by elcid1970 (;^))
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Fantastic video of the painting elephant. Thanks for posting it.


41 posted on 03/31/2008 7:20:58 PM PDT by YepYep
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To: blam

Hey, don’t feel bad. It’s April 1st somewhere (although not there, I think).


42 posted on 03/31/2008 7:21:25 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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I guess if pigs can fly so can penguins.
43 posted on 03/31/2008 7:22:23 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: urabus

Excellent, LOL


44 posted on 03/31/2008 7:24:28 PM PDT by eyedigress
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It is 12:00 a.m. April 1st somewhere, so do not be surprised.


45 posted on 03/31/2008 7:26:05 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Eagles6

Check the date on the byline of the article.


46 posted on 03/31/2008 7:27:52 PM PDT by coloradan (The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: blam
April fools joke? Nawwwwww


47 posted on 03/31/2008 7:29:21 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, were still retarded.)
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Dude, you have been busted...


48 posted on 03/31/2008 7:30:04 PM PDT by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: blam

Uh huh.
Some have actually made it as far north as Arizona.
I’ve seen them by the thousands.
A little known fact is that penguins like heat more than cold.


49 posted on 03/31/2008 7:30:30 PM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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Not that I’m taking sides in the Big FR Debates, but I wonder what effect tying evolution to April Fools’ Day would have on the public. ;)


50 posted on 03/31/2008 7:32:12 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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