We all love them! They are just adorable, they are cute, they can cuddle, they waddle upright and can toboggan on the ice, they have most hilarious fluffy-ball chicks, and even though they can be awkward and get dirty, when they stand up and show off their glory, there is no other more elegant and stately animal on Earth.
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Nils Olav is the only penguin with a military career. He is King penguin and resides in Edinburgh Zoo. The current reigning penguin’s, Nils Olav III, rank is that of Brigadier. He is the mascot and colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard. Nils Olav is promoted each time the Norwegian King’s Guard makes a visit to Edinburgh.
Mumble is a male Emperor penguin, the main protagonist of Happy Feet, 2006 computer-animated musical film. Mumble can’t sing a single note but instead he can tap dance brilliantly.
A young emperor penguin was once found on the beach in New Zealand. He had consumed 3 kg of sand, which he had mistaken for snow, as well as stones, and had to undergo a number of operations to remove these to save his life. Following recovery, he was named Happy Feet and released into the southern ocean.
Since Moët Penguin started promoting Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, the first and only champagne created especially to be enjoyed over ice, it became a summer sensation and their sales picked up, from being on the verge of being delisted in the UK.
Who doesn’t know Tux the penguin? Commonly used icon for Linux and brand character of Linux kernel. The creator of Linux Linus Torvalds, once joked that he contracted “penguinitis” after he was bitten by a little penguin on a visit to the National Zoo in Australia.
Some people may suffer from O.P.D. (Obsessive Penguin Disorder), not to be confused with Penguinitis. Both are incurable and for the disorder there is no known therapy, except a penguin, a teddy-penguin or a mascot-penguin, can improve the symptoms in most cases. They vary, from wearing T-shirts with penguins, to feeling the need to hug penguins.
If you know of any interesting facts about penguins or any famous penguins, please share them with me . Questions or comments?