#PenguinAwarenessDay

These funny little things, with their funny little waddles:

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Emperor Down!

These funny little things are just the most interesting of birds, and there are so many different varieties and have represented in all sorts of forms.

Did you know:

  • Penguins can drink sea water. Penguins ingest a lot of seawater while hunting for fish, but a special gland behind their eyes—the supraorbital gland—filters out the saltwater from their blood stream. Penguins excrete it through their beaks, or by sneezing.
  • The Emperor Penguin is the tallest of all penguin species, reaching as tall as 120 cm (47 in) in height.
  •  Little Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin, averaging around 33 cm (13 in) in height.
  • A Penguin’s black and white plumage serves as camouflage while swimming. The black plumage on their back is hard to see from above, while the white plumage on their front looks like the sun reflecting off the surface of the water when seen from below.
  • Penguins in Antarctica have no land based predators.
  • Fossils place the earliest penguin relative at some 60 million years ago, meaning an ancestor of the birds we see today survived the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • If a female Emperor Penguin’s baby dies, she will often “kidnap” an unrelated chick.
  • The first published account of penguins comes from Antonio Pigafetta, who was aboard Ferdinand Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the globe in 1520. They spotted the animals near what was probably Punta Tombo in Argentina. (He called them “strange geese.”)

Gotham

I am OBSESSED with the new television show “Gotham” which is a new television show based on the Batman legend.

If you have not seen it already (and you need to watch it!) the long story short is that the show is based around James Gordon. The detective that teams up in pretty much every story of Batman. It’s the prequel too all the Batman story and Villains. So the show starts off with a young Bruce Wayne parents being murdered. It is literally from the beginning of Batman. So don’t expect the classic characters in the episodes from the 60’s television shows and movies.

I have been loving the television show, it explains a lot of the villains start and how they turned into who they turned into. At the moment it is focusing on two particular villains and the actors portraying these villains are perfect for the roles. Whoever was the genius behind hiring these actors must of looked high and low for these people because they look and act perfectly like the characters. Almost better than the other movies and television shows…The Penguin…Sublime!

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(Click the image to go to the shows Wikipedia page)
Gotham 2014, “Gotham (TV series)”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotham_(TV_series)