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Still Waters

Giant penguins the size of people

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Imagine a world where giant penguins the size of people strut around gobbling up fish.

Well, it turns out this isn't as unrealistic as you might think because colossal penguins once stalked a small island near Antarctica.

Newly unearthed fossils show that a species of penguin called Palaeeudyptes Klekowskii measuring 6ft 6ins high and weighing around 18 stone (115 kilos) existed around 37 to 40 million years ago.

http://metro.co.uk/2...-earth-4819226/

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Ealdwita

Crikey...They'd take some standing up again!.....

http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/penguin.asp

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Lilly

They don't seem so cute when you imagine them that size! :unsure2:

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Taun

I thought when they got that size, they were called nuns?

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Ashyne

We already know of their existence for many years:

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bubblykiss

I wonder what sort of fabulous animals Paul Prudhomme could have stuffed inside those giant penguins before deep frying.....Seals, otters,squid,more penguins, polar bear cubs...thus creating the peng-eal-ott-uid-uin, deep fried in peanut oil and served with crawdads.

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DefenceMinisterMishkin

This disturbs me beyond words

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TheOtherSide1945

instead of trying to clone mammoths we need 6 ft penguins. definitely.

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DieChecker

My 3 year old loves Penguins and will be delighted that there used to be giant penguins.

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PersonFromPorlock

However, 'stalking' may not quite be le mot juste: 'waddling with intent', perhaps? :P

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Taun

Could you imagine giant, killer sabre-toothed penguins?...

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Thorvir
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ROGER

Can you imagine what the piles of penguin poo looked like ?post-9259-0-58358200-1407138042_thumb.jp

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Rei4ever

Gunter!!!

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JVG

I thought when they got that size, they were called nuns?

They were with attitudes !!!

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Thorvir

Gunter!!!

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Calibeliever

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Couldn't help it :)

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:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

Finally! A butler who works for fish and can reach over the counter.

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Mikenator

Giant happy feet!!!

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SameerPrehistorica

Meh, still doesn't beat the giant duck that used to be found in Australia Genyornis newtoni - The Demon Duck of Doom. :rolleyes:

I know about that duck...There words are always funny for me ---------- Demon Duck of Doom.

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Sundew

Nearly as big as a walrus!

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