Flying Penguins

Van Mensvoort
April 8th 2008

flying penguins

Last week, the BBC reported a colony of penguins that had gained the ability to fly (video). The penguins were reported to fly thousands of miles and spend the winter in the tropical rain forest. It turned out, the incredible evolutionary leap was an April fools day joke by the BBC and soon after the video of the special effect team was released.

See also CopyPaste Bird, Intelligent Documentary Making, Simulacra for Dummies.

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Linus
Posted 17/05/2013 – 16:23

Hahaa! This making-of was great :)
Old post I guess but I just found it... guess what I searched for hehe

Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 30/01/2009 – 03:03

I don't think so JR, only in BBC studios.

JR
Posted 28/01/2009 – 23:39

I just have to ask. . .do some penguins live in tropical climates and forests?

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