Thursday Special ~ Dead Penguins

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go?

Wonder no more ! ! !

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”
“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”

You really didn’t believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?

It’s so easy to fool people.

I am sorry, an urge came over me that made me do it!!!

Thank you David, you really fooled me this time!

16 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ Dead Penguins

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Mayo – Welcome back, you were missed. speaking of feathered friends, how are your birds….? I mean the quail.

    Big John – It seems the cracker jokes have started early! 😆

    Alice – I thought it was a good one.

    Nick – ‘flipper over’ – good one!

  2. The Old Fossil

    An urge came over me yesterday and I posted a piece more edgy than this at my blog. I thought it funny and within the range of pretty easily acceptable. Someone found it much less so!

    I removed it out of respect to that person. I tell ya, public discourse ain’t as easy as it looks.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Dianne – 😀

    Fossie – Some ya win and some ya lose. I had left a comment, so thanks for letting me know why the post was removed.


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