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SubjectOFFTOPIC: for lovers of penguins...

A relative who occassionally makes trips to Antarctica and has seen
his share of penguins forwarded me the following...

>Here is one I think you'all can relate too.
>A Mexican newspaper reports that bored Royal Air Force pilots stationed on
>the Falkland Islands have devised what they consider a marvelous new game.
>Noting that the local penguins are fascinated by airplanes, the pilots
>search out a beach where the birds are gathered and fly slowly along it at
>the water's edge. Perhaps ten thousand penguins turn their heads in unison
>watching the planes go by, and when the pilots turn around and fly back, the
>birds turn their heads in the opposite direction, like spectators at a
>slow-motion tennis match. Then, the paper reports, "The pilots fly out to
>sea and directly to the penguin colony and over fly it. Heads go up, up,
>up, and ten thousand penguins fall over gently onto their backs."
> --Audubon Society Magazine

Bill Bogstad

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