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The Falklands penguins that would not explode
BBC ^ | 7 May 2017 | Matthew Teller

Posted on 05/08/2017 7:29:24 PM PDT by Rebelbase

The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands were intended to kill or maim British soldiers, but over the last 35 years they have become de facto nature reserves for penguins. For better or worse, however, the time has now come for their home to be demined, reports Matthew Teller.

{snip}Fortunately, the landmines aren't a problem for the penguins - at least, not the little Magellanics and Gentoos of Yorke Bay.

"They don't seem to be heavy enough to set them off," says Esther Bertram, chief executive officer of Falklands Conservation.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birds; boom; chat; explosion; falklands; minefield; mines; penguins
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Lucky tuxedo'd little critters.
1 posted on 05/08/2017 7:29:24 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

https://youtu.be/pwTqC2T6q4E
Don’t put it on the television or it will explode.


2 posted on 05/08/2017 7:34:00 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Rebelbase

“And now it is time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode. This is the BBC”.

CC


3 posted on 05/08/2017 7:35:22 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Veni, vidi, Vomui- I came, I saw, I hurled.)
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To: Rebelbase

4 posted on 05/08/2017 7:36:13 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Snickering Hound

GMTA

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5 posted on 05/08/2017 7:36:21 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Veni, vidi, Vomui- I came, I saw, I hurled.)
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To: Snickering Hound

6 posted on 05/08/2017 7:36:25 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

“Odd that penguin being there, isn’t it?’


7 posted on 05/08/2017 7:37:29 PM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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To: archy

Fingers in ears, tap with left foot ......


8 posted on 05/08/2017 7:38:12 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: DoodleBob

Classic


9 posted on 05/08/2017 7:38:47 PM PDT by bar sin·is·ter
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter

Move the Guantanamo prisoners there.


10 posted on 05/08/2017 7:41:34 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Rebelbase

“the time has now come for their home to be demined”

Why. Does somebody want to build timeshares in their habitat?


11 posted on 05/08/2017 7:43:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Rebelbase

Chilly Willy knows where to step.


12 posted on 05/08/2017 7:44:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter; Celtic Conservative; BBB333; Snickering Hound

“Looks fairly butch...”


13 posted on 05/08/2017 7:45:58 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

(snort)

Pepperpot #1: “BURMA!”
Pepperpot #2: “What did you say that for?”
Pepperpot #1: “I panicked!”

CC


14 posted on 05/08/2017 7:51:14 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Veni, vidi, Vomui- I came, I saw, I hurled.)
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To: Celtic Conservative
I read that Graham Chapman improvised the BURMA! line, and if you look closely you can see John Cleese barely holding back laughter.

One of the all-time great Python sketches...and I suspect this article was posted solely to flush Python fans out into the open.

15 posted on 05/08/2017 7:58:15 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: Rebelbase

Beautiful plumage!

Ooh, sorry, wrong sketch.


16 posted on 05/08/2017 8:01:30 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Rebelbase

If you’re wondering why it’s taking so long to clear out the minefields see these two articles:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8564061.stm

http://en.mercopress.com/2017/01/13/falklands-46-minefields-to-be-cleared-in-two-years-pledges-foreign-office


17 posted on 05/08/2017 8:02:19 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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To: DoodleBob

https://youtu.be/EyFxXdqtGNk


18 posted on 05/08/2017 8:03:28 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: DoodleBob

You are absolutely right. Just decided to throw John a curveball mid-sketch. Tim Conway often did the same to Harvey Korman and Lyle Waggoner. I believe the Hitler puppet with the pencil was one that was not rehearsed. “He’s gonna hit you with that club”.

CC


19 posted on 05/08/2017 8:04:29 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Veni, vidi, Vomui- I came, I saw, I hurled.)
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To: DoodleBob

“If it lays an egg, it’ll fall down the back of the television set.”

“We’ll have to watch that...”


20 posted on 05/08/2017 8:10:11 PM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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