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Marthamoo thinks penguins can't get up if they fall over

(41 Posts)
Twiglett Tue 03-May-05 19:48:29

can someone else convince her that they can please

marthamoo Tue 03-May-05 19:49:07

I'll be back when the kids are in bed to sort you out, young lady.

happymerryberries Tue 03-May-05 19:49:20

They can. But they will fall over if over flown by an RAF Tornado!

Twiglett Tue 03-May-05 19:49:33

ooo am looking forward to that

happymerryberries Tue 03-May-05 19:50:19

Dh say that they do, and can I go now, as he would like to talk to me for a change!!!

hunkermunker Tue 03-May-05 19:52:00

If snopes says it's false (and I saw your link saying so), that's good enough for me. Snopes is FAB! I send it to everyone who sends me blinking spam emails telling me that some poor kid in some poor place will get Microsoft to send them Coke cans or something if enough people reply. Deluded souls

motherinferior Tue 03-May-05 19:52:18

They must be able to. Otherwise the world would be full of prone rolypoly penguins.


The Antarctic, anyway.

beansprout Tue 03-May-05 19:55:23

I'd pay good money to see one get up.

WideWebWitch Tue 03-May-05 19:56:33

ha ha MI has a point. You don't hear a lot about 'the prone penguin problem' do you?

HRHDuchessofPeahead Tue 03-May-05 19:56:36

haven't youseen thefilm of them toboggoning down a snowy hill on their tummies? (in the antarctic obv, not surrey.) unless there is a pile of prone dead penguins at the bottom of the slope of jollity which they don't show us in the film...

motherinferior Tue 03-May-05 19:57:37

...bit like the Uplifting Film of Swedish Breastfeeders they show you at King's Hospital, where they get to the bottom of the slope and rip off their reindeer sweaters and nourish their rosy toddlers....

happymerryberries Tue 03-May-05 20:02:57

LMAO. You are all quite, quite mad!!!!

The male King pengiuns look after the eggs through the freezing arctic winter. Many of them starve or freeze to eath. The mothers bugger off to where it is warmer and there is more food. We can all learn from this girls!

JanH Tue 03-May-05 20:04:09

Nooo, not the Antarctic, it was Falkland Islands, penguins and the falling over was a myth but they do get upset when low-flying planes go over (and I sympathise, I don't like it either!)

WideWebWitch Tue 03-May-05 20:05:56

Ah, so it was reported as fact in the Daily Mail? Ah, all becomes clear!

Louise1980 Tue 03-May-05 20:08:04

Can they even fall over? Do they not need to be pushed?
Their feet are so huge they shouldnt have any problems staying upright!

SaintGeorge Tue 03-May-05 20:10:07

Trouble is, they are like dominoes - push one and they all go over

JanH Tue 03-May-05 20:10:52

Their feet are only big in front, Louise! According to the plane story they look up and lean back and then keel over like skittles. Poor lambs.

Louise1980 Tue 03-May-05 20:11:22

pmsl at that thought!!!

JoolsToo Tue 03-May-05 20:15:53

pmsl!!! gay penguins

marthamoo Tue 03-May-05 21:27:12

How po-faced is JanH's link? We are Penguin Conservationists and we have no sense of humour.

OK, maybe it's not true.

Still prepared to give Twig a good spanking though (I hear she likes that kind of thing)

JanH Tue 03-May-05 21:34:47

The funniest bit is "Patron: HRH The Duke of York CVO ADC" who I understand was one of those pilots who did it to the poor dears, lol lol lol!

JanH Tue 03-May-05 21:35:49

(Nearly said poor buggers but stopped myself just in time )

JanH Tue 03-May-05 21:36:04

ooooops

JoolsToo Tue 03-May-05 21:37:38

oh, what will the neighbours think?!

Twiglett Tue 03-May-05 21:39:00

"there feet are only big in front" PMSL

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