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Penguins' progress

How to impede a waddle of penguins.
posted by mudpuppie on Mar 21, 2014 - 56 comments

Penguin Dilemma

The instrumental version. The behind the scenes actor dialog. (NSFW (well, one word anyway)).
posted by HuronBob on Aug 20, 2013 - 3 comments

Smells like wet bear

Boring day job? Watch a grizzly bear hunt for salmon at Brooks Falls or the Lower Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jul 15, 2013 - 131 comments

"Some days we traveled backwards to travel forwards."

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes) is a very cool narrated time-lapse of the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer moving through the Antarctic Ross Sea, following and tracking a phytoplankton bloom. [more inside]
posted by quin on May 6, 2013 - 13 comments

But why?

Dr Ainley, is there such a thing as insanity among penguins? What makes a penguin abandon its life and quest into the heart of Antarctica? What is a life well-lived for a penguin, anyway? What makes a human spend a year in a frozen wasteland? Is scientific curiosity kin to the derangement of the penguin? A short clip from Werner Herzog's excellent film, Encounters at the End of the World.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Feb 19, 2013 - 24 comments

Penguin Highway

While travelling in Antarctica, journalism student Melissa Brennan took this short video at an intersection of a penguin highway.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl on Feb 12, 2013 - 15 comments

The Twelve Months, Lolo the Penguin, and other Soviet winter animation.

Today is, of course, December 31st, the new year's eve. And tomorrow will be December 32nd, the day after — December 33rd, and so on, until someone brings me a basket of blooming snowdrops. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 13, 2013 - 11 comments

Impress a Penguin

Pretty cute job description.
posted by mrfuga0 on Sep 14, 2012 - 66 comments

Sexual Habits of the Adélie Penguin

"Blizzards and freezing cold were one thing. Penguin perversion was another. Worse was to come, however. Levick spent the Antarctic summer of 1911-12 observing the colony of Adélies at Cape Adare, making him the only scientist to this day to have studied an entire breeding cycle there. " Penguin sex habits study rediscovered at Museum. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 9, 2012 - 21 comments

Forbidden Love

A famous gay couple has decided to separate, citing irreconcilable differences force by zookeepers.
posted by hermitosis on Nov 7, 2011 - 35 comments

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot the first

Criminal penguin behaviour [SLYT from BBC's Frozen Planet]
posted by wilful on Oct 24, 2011 - 37 comments

"Cute 'n cuddly, boys, cute 'n cuddly."

The Penguins of Madagascar is a funny, fast-paced, and family-friendly cartoon series that you may not be watching... yet. [more inside]
posted by flex on Oct 9, 2011 - 34 comments

Penguins on a plane

Returning from the 2011 National Science Teachers Association Conference with their cargo of penguins that had been on display in the exhibit hall, SeaWorld animal escorts decided to give their charges some freedom to stretch their legs during Southwest Flight 583 to San Diego. The flightless birds promptly made the most of the situation.
posted by scalefree on Mar 15, 2011 - 72 comments

Can't get to the zoo?

PenguinCams!: Edinburgh Zoo (Via) / Galveston: Moody Gardens / Maryland Zoo / Montreal Biodome / San Diego Seaworld / Sedwick County Zoo: Cessna Cove / Station Gars O’Higgins (Antarctica) / Tennessee Aquarium [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 29, 2010 - 18 comments

Google PenguinView

Google PenguinView
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 1, 2010 - 21 comments

Nothing to fear

Very happy Gentoo penguin. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 3, 2010 - 34 comments

Expeditions to the Polar Regions

The Polar Discovery team has documented science in action from pole to pole during the historic 2007-2009 International Polar Year, and covered five scientific expeditions. The science projects explored a range of topics from climate change and glaciers, to Earth’s geology, biology, ocean chemistry, circulation, and technology at the icy ends of the earth. Through photo essays and other multimedia, they explain how scientists collected data and what they discovered about the rapidly changing polar regions. From the awesome folks at WHOI.
posted by netbros on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 comments

Suck my exhaust, "Happy Feet"!

Saturday Flash Hangover: Help a penguin Learn to Fly and scratch "flighless bird" from that stupid wikipedia article. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jun 20, 2009 - 11 comments

Sometimes the present is just like the future was supposed to be

Robot penguins of the water and air are manufactured by German robotics manufacturer Festo, as well as aquatic and airborn rays (as in the fish). Here's another aquapenguin video from Festo's YouTube channel. These videos are so futuristic they don't seem real. [via, fittingly enough, William Gibson's Twitterfeed]
posted by Kattullus on Jun 10, 2009 - 34 comments

Antarctica: It's a Cool Place!

Cool Antarctica is a site dedicated to all things Antarctic. There are pictures (penguins), videos (including, among much else, an old documentary about Edmund Hillary's and Vivian Fuchs' Transantarctic Expedition), a history section focusing on the famous explorers (e.g. Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Charcot and de Gerlache) and a fact file, which includes what may be my favorite section, an Antarctic slang dictionary (degomble: removing snow that's stuck to clothing before going inside - monk-on: a term for being in a bad, usually introspective mood, "he's got a monk-on" - poppy: alcoholic beverage that is chilled with natural Antarctic ice). All this is but a taster of what's on the website.
posted by Kattullus on Apr 29, 2009 - 20 comments

Antarctic Fox

Antarctica travel blog, done Big Picture style. Kevin Fox, formerly a designer at Yahoo and Google (who wrote a great response to Doug Bowman's design-by-metrics post) took a trip to Antarctica a couple months back and has been slowly updating a mini-site, exhaustively describing and showing photos from each part of each day he was down there. There are icebergs. There are penguins. There is swimming. There is drinking. It's all done in a wonderful large image Big Picture style that makes me drop everything whenever the feed updates. Start at the top and read the whole way through.
posted by mathowie on Mar 23, 2009 - 23 comments

Photographs of polar explorations 1845-1960

Freeze Frame a new collection of over 20,000 photographs of British and international polar explorations from 1845-1960, from the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. [more inside]
posted by Lanark on Mar 6, 2009 - 12 comments

Penguins in Santa outfits playing in the snow!

Penguins in Santa outfits playing in the snow!
posted by hermitosis on Dec 23, 2008 - 18 comments

Plenty Butter! Plenty Syrup! Very Good!

YouTubing this clip of Smedley serving Chilly Willy a tall stack of pancakes [More butter? More butter! More syrup? More syrup! Nice? Very nice!] led me to Chilly's Video Den at Chilly Willy's Sub-Arctic World. [Warning: Comic Sans font and a whole cold-butt-load of .wmv's] [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Nov 7, 2008 - 12 comments

Penguins can fly!

Penguins can fly. And a very happy Poisson d'Avril to you and yours.
posted by bigskyguy on Mar 31, 2008 - 24 comments

Pigloo just wants to get to the beach

Ca Plane Pour Pigloo [youtube]
posted by Stynxno on Jul 13, 2007 - 12 comments

Fun With Pingu

Arise ye criminals of want... [all youtube]
posted by Stynxno on Jul 12, 2007 - 20 comments

Every lady loves a sharp dressed man

GIANT PENGUINS! The discovery in 2005 of fossils in Peru is challenging previous views about the evolution of penguins. They were tall, fast, and enjoyed being smacked by cavemen*.

* may not be true
posted by Stynxno on Jun 29, 2007 - 31 comments

Penguins of love

Penguins. Famed for their romantic bonding (? & ?), their defiance of stereotypes, their passion, and their parenting skills, they're now helping us out with our love lifes. (previously 1, 2, 3 etc)
posted by imperium on Jun 16, 2007 - 11 comments

Do penguins fly?

Planktoon 3D Animation. [Via Monkey Filter via Ample Sanity.]
posted by homunculus on May 3, 2007 - 5 comments

Precipitous Penguin Populations

Unhappy Feet. Penguin populations around the world are crashing. Biologists are mystified but suspect warmer oceans caused by global warming is reducing available food.
posted by stbalbach on Dec 23, 2006 - 36 comments

Penguins With Angst

Penguins With Angst is the visual tale of a group of hoodlum penguins who vandalize a grain silo & threaten the life of Santa Claus. Easter Sacrifice is a photostory of the kidnapping of the Easter Bunny & his eventual decapitation by the Dove of Peace. Both art projects courtesy of Exclusionary, the online gallery of Jasper Thomas' work.
posted by jonson on Dec 17, 2006 - 10 comments

Penguins

Penguins offer evidence of global warming another indicator of climate change.
posted by hard rain on Dec 16, 2006 - 20 comments

You spell 'honor' like a Brit!

Spinner Disk A flash site with Einstein, penguins, ninjas, narwhals and a dinosaur. What more could one want?
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party on May 10, 2006 - 20 comments

Geek Life, Illustrated

Mike Russell's CulturePulp is a rare example of journalism through comics. Driven by a love of obsessive, slightly geeky subcultures, the Portland-based reporter/cartoonist offers probing answers to such vital questions as Are pirates the new ninjas? What would Tom Jones do? How do you feed a penguin? And which donut shop is best-suited for a voodoo-themed wedding
posted by yankeefog on Jan 23, 2006 - 11 comments

"Speaks strange language? Check. Ethnic-style dress? Check. Very suspicious".

Terrorists from Antarctica. Two Seaworld penguins flying out of San Diego airport are sent walking through the metal detector. Better safe than sorry. via BoingBoing, via Schneier
posted by matteo on Apr 23, 2005 - 44 comments

from gape-jawed neophyte to crusty codger

Images of Antarctica: "some of them are mundane, some are fantastic, and some are, frankly, crappy." Don't miss the art page.
posted by breezeway on Feb 22, 2005 - 12 comments

Headlines you thought you'd never see #6,413

Gay outrage over penguin sex test BBC News is reporting that gay rights activists are protesting the plans of a zoo in northern Germany to test the sexual orientation of "six male penguins which have displayed homosexual traits". Omitted from the BBC article is a summary of what the protesters are actually concerned about, but The Scotsman is there.
posted by kcds on Feb 14, 2005 - 48 comments

Friday Fun - early

Friday Fun Might as well be Friday, really, especially in Texas where we're shutting down the state due to snow. Here's a fun, free online game where you can make penguins dive all day long without getting tired (you OR them). Highly reminiscent of playing too hard for too long doing the same thing over and over when you were a kid, except you don't have to wait for your turn. Or come home in wet, cold clothes crying. You're Everypenguin.
posted by sparky on Dec 22, 2004 - 22 comments

This flash friday, it is still fun?

ai pengo: flash friday goodness
based on the arcade classic: Pengo.
posted by garethspor on Oct 8, 2004 - 1 comment

a penguin love story

Birds do it, bees do it... homosexual attachment and lovemaking are widespread in the animal kingdom, say biologists like Bruce Bagemihl, author of "Biological Exuberance." [For a longer, better-edited version of the same article, go here, but NYT reg. required.] Not everyone agrees, particularly those apt to quote the Bible to justify claims of a "natural revulsion to perverse sex."
posted by digaman on Feb 7, 2004 - 86 comments

Penguins!!!

Penguins. Evil ones. Mr. Flibble. Feathers McGraw. The Linux penguin. They're coming to get you. They will do bad things. Review the evidence for yourself and then get protection. Dun dun duuuuuuuun! It's the Penguin Conspiracy.
posted by VelvetHellvis on Jun 4, 2003 - 15 comments

A Flash Game Involving Diving Penguins

I find this relaxing - should I be institutionalized?
posted by Carlos Quevedo on May 29, 2003 - 26 comments

The penguins of Bouvetøya

The penguins of Bouvetøya (aka Bouvet), a tiny island in the South Atlantic claimed by Norway, have been denied independence by Oslo. (Last link is in French, translated inside.)
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 8, 2002 - 8 comments

"Penguins wobble"

"Penguins wobble" - a MeFi update (earlier thread here) For those who wondered, Penguins do not topple over backwards over when helicopters pass overhead. A small team of British researchers spent $36,000 and five weeks finding this out. Another study is planned soon with fixed-wing aircraft.
posted by kokogiak on Feb 2, 2001 - 2 comments

Mario's back!

Mario's back! I'm a couple days late on this, but I just want to say that as a sports fan, I'm glad to see Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemiuex has returned to the ice in style. He's a class act and a great player.
posted by snarkout on Dec 29, 2000 - 14 comments

Hordes of penguins falling over,

Hordes of penguins falling over, does anyone else find this vision hilarious?
posted by Satapher on Nov 2, 2000 - 11 comments

“Why has my sex life been so much more satisfying since I started using Penguins?”

“Why has my sex life been so much more satisfying since I started using Penguins?”
“Another very common question. We think the reason your sex life improved is because of the way you are using them…”

Mmm…a great source of caffeine if you hate coffee and soda—they're sugarless, too!
posted by gleemax on Mar 25, 2000 - 4 comments

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