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(NPR)   Climate scientists studying satellite imagery find 9,000-strong population who've never had contact with the outside world. 9,000 penguins, that is   (npr.org) divider line 30
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2013-02-09 10:27:45 AM
Penguin's back on the menu!
 
2013-02-09 10:58:04 AM
And they were all dancing...
 
2013-02-09 11:19:23 AM
Samsung must have a warehouse down there.
 
2013-02-09 12:42:36 PM
Your headline sucks.

/beer me!
 
2013-02-09 12:43:40 PM
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/I know I know, pokemon is for children
 
2013-02-09 12:50:10 PM
The colony is now extinct, due to the unwitting introduction of an asymptomatic-in-humans avian flu virus by the visiting sightseers tourists scientists.
 
2013-02-09 12:50:13 PM
How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?  Is this just the first time they are reporting this or took pictures?  There are holes that I want filled.
 
2013-02-09 12:50:54 PM
Today, a group of climate scientists were found dead after they all choked to death on fish bones.

Their last data entry said they were mistaken in their previous announcement of finding 9000 penguins. In fact there is no penguin army, no legion of polar bears ninjas and definitely no penguin satellites armed with shrink ray technology.

You didn't see anything!
 
2013-02-09 12:52:40 PM

JohnnyRebel88: How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?  Is this just the first time they are reporting this or took pictures?  There are holes that I want filled.


Because this isn't the only Emporer penguin colony in Antarctica.  Just an undiscovered one.  And he's right, it does smell terrible.  Penguins are gross.
 
2013-02-09 12:54:47 PM
Wayne LáPíerre has already sent them free annual movie passes and a coupon for ten buckets of KFC 8 pc in exchange for their annual membership to the NRA of $35.
 
2013-02-09 12:55:59 PM

tomo12144: JohnnyRebel88: How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?  Is this just the first time they are reporting this or took pictures?  There are holes that I want filled.

Because this isn't the only Emporer penguin colony in Antarctica.  Just an undiscovered one.  And he's right, it does smell terrible.  Penguins are gross.


They stink on ice.
 
2013-02-09 12:56:43 PM
The sappy tag seems less appropriate if you know something about the sexual habits of penguins.
 
2013-02-09 01:00:15 PM

JohnnyRebel88: How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?


Penguin poop has been studied extensively. Entire textbooks have been written on the topic.

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2013-02-09 01:15:39 PM

Psylent1: Today, a group of climate scientists were found dead after they all choked to death on fish bones.

Their last data entry said they were mistaken in their previous announcement of finding 9000 penguins. In fact there is no penguin army, no legion of polar bears ninjas and definitely no penguin satellites armed with shrink ray technology.

You didn't see anything!


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2013-02-09 01:50:06 PM
The key here is that poop was the main clue that unlocked the mystery of the penguin colony.  No word as yet on whether it was pure penguin poop or it had a little Morgan Freeman poopage mixed in.
 
2013-02-09 01:54:02 PM

TheOther: The colony is now extinct, due to the unwitting introduction of an asymptomatic-in-humans avian flu virus by the visiting sightseers tourists scientists soft-science dbags living on the government teat.

 
2013-02-09 01:56:57 PM
They noticed a trail of penguin poop and got lucky.
 
2013-02-09 01:58:42 PM
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2013-02-09 02:05:04 PM
That's one huge-ass convent.
 
2013-02-09 02:07:07 PM

tomo12144: JohnnyRebel88: How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?  Is this just the first time they are reporting this or took pictures?  There are holes that I want filled.

Because this isn't the only Emporer penguin colony in Antarctica.  Just an undiscovered one.  And he's right, it does smell terrible.  Penguins are gross.


Thank you
 
2013-02-09 02:07:48 PM

TheOther: tomo12144: JohnnyRebel88: How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?  Is this just the first time they are reporting this or took pictures?  There are holes that I want filled.

Because this isn't the only Emporer penguin colony in Antarctica.  Just an undiscovered one.  And he's right, it does smell terrible.  Penguins are gross.

They stink on ice.


Big groups of penguins are called colonies for a reason. Just think of it, their trails of shiat are easier to spot on the satellite images than the penguins themselves.
 
2013-02-09 02:09:46 PM
"I spent more than five years of my life in the polar regions, but that was the kind of moment that I wouldn't have expect[ed] to be able to ... just enjoy," Hubert says. "It's a privilege."
If there was enough penguin poop to see from space, it seems like there would be quite a stench on the ground. Hubert says it wasn't a problem.
"It's too cold, really, to smell it, you know?" Hubert says. "I spoke to some scientists ... and they told me if it was a bit warmer, it's really smelly."


Hubert really likes penguin poop.
 
2013-02-09 02:24:04 PM

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You win the thread.
 
2013-02-09 02:28:51 PM
 They are cute until you start to annoy them

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2013-02-09 02:49:03 PM
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Just wants them to be free.
 
2013-02-09 03:52:16 PM
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2013-02-09 04:03:18 PM

Ivo Shandor: JohnnyRebel88: How did the other scientist know that the poop smelled when it warmed up if this is the first scientist to see this first-hand and got a whiff in the cold?

Penguin poop has been studied extensively. Entire textbooks have been written on the topic.

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There's not a lot to do in Antarctica, especially if you are stuck studying penguins. Basically all they do is stand around and crap. Mating consists of offering a prospective female (by which I mean another penguin, who might turn out to be a female) a pebble for her nest. Nesting consists of making a small pile of peebles and then standing around on an egg, keeping it warm in your bottom feathers and fat.

I can imagine how penguin crap smells because I have smelled chicken crap. If you fed a few thousand chickens nothing but fish meal and other stinky food, it would probably smell much the same. Guano--it's Nature's stink bomb.
 
2013-02-09 04:44:34 PM
Like there is a climate scientist alive with a shred of credibility left, biatch please.
 
2013-02-09 05:53:31 PM
Follow the penguin poop to the sea, there be treasure!
 
2013-02-09 08:29:52 PM
They were safe... until now.
 
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