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And I For One Welcome Our Old Penguin Overlords...


A penguin big enough to look you in the eye is hardly what you would expect to find in the tropics. But 36 million years ago, giant 1.5-metre penguins roamed the Peruvian coast just 14 degrees south of the equator...




(See http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12127-when-giant-penguins-roamed-the-tropics.html for more of Jeff Hecht's article. The art is a direct link to Kristin Lamm's illustration at http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn12127/dn12127-1_330.jpg)
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What a wonderful story; thank you.
Yay, penguins! :-)
On PBS they had a show about a primitive animal in Australia that was sort of a part beaver, part kangaroo, part cat thing. Weird.
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