Get Your Tuxedo On, Because It's World Penguin Day!

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Penguins are so rad, even elephant seals like to party with them! Exhibit A: this image from October 2014, depicting king penguins and a male elephant seal* beachin’ it on South Georgia Island, deep in the Southern Atlantic. For more penguin fun, here’s a video from the official World Penguin Day page:

*There does not appear to be a World Elephant Seal Day. WEAK.

Photo by David Stanley

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DON’T BE FOOLED! PENGUINS ARE NOT CUTE. PENGUINS ARE NOT ADORABLE. PENGUINS ARE TERRIFYING HELL-BEASTS!

(Picture of an Adelie penguin pecking at a camera from http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/ph… I didn’t realize penguins have spikes on their tongues and the roof of their mouths for holding squirmy fish.)

Also, this article needs the video clip of Benedict Cumberbatch having difficulty pronouncing the word “Penguin”.