Japanese Get Fat Penguins to Exercise
TOKYO - It's wintertime and the king penguins at a zoo in northern Japan are putting on weight. But the keepers there have a solution: exercise.
Authorities at Asahiyama Zoo are taking the penguins on 500-yard walks on the snowy grounds twice a day, said zoo spokesman Tetsuo Yamazaki.
And hee, I did not know about South African penguins.
There's a beach in Cape Town where penguins have set up a colony, in spite of the fact that the beach is also full of tourists. It's ADORABLE.
Erika, that's an awesome gift! Thanks.
Usually I try to find the good in each year rather than concentrate on the bad.
Not so much.
May 2006 remind me that there are good things in the world and a couple of them can happen to me.
What. MG. Said.
You're welcome, everyone.Gus, bunk, I didn't know you'd joined the brotherhood and stuff. It's better for our profile than for you, I'm sure.
There have been some grand things that happened this year.
But other things...
Damn you, 2005. Damn you straight to hell.
On December 26th Natural Disaster Year From HELL will end.
I think I'll gather with the loved ones, toast all those poor souls, and pray we never see 365 days like that again.
Whee! I just finished sealing the box to mail off my package to my secret giftee! Of course the recipient will be annoyed with the excess use of tape, but I wanted the unwrapping to take as long as possible. Gonna get this to the reindeer right now.
Don't forget to toast MY BIRTHDAY on the 26th, as long as you're in a toasty mood....
I mailed off my package to my secret giftee today too!! Yay! I hope they like it. (eep!)
Beware, gifters! The very snooty lady at the post office was oh so kind to point out to me that they *prefer* holiday packages to be mailed by the 14th.
"Uh-huh. I'd *prefer* to be less hungry and independently wealthy. How 'bout you just tell me how much I owe you, m'kay pumpkin?"
Yeesh. ONE DAY after the cut off date. Thank goodness my box was up to code. The poor dude in front of me wasn't as lucky.