Jun 27, 2007 —

My readers know I love me some penguin news. Thanks to everyone that has commented, messaged or e-mailed me with links to the story.

Fossils of a giant prehistoric penguin have been making the headlines, a penguin with a long spear-like beak that stood about 5 feet tall. This would make it the third largest species of penguin discovered, the first being what Max was based on, which stood at nearly 6 feet tall and weighed in at 300 pounds.

Although what made this particular find newsworthy to scientists is that the remains were found in Peru, a tropical climate, way earlier in history than scientists believed that penguins had migrated to warmer weathered areas. Here’s some of the links:

Tropical giant penguin discovered [BBC]
‘Pinocchio’ penguin basked in Peru sun early on [MSNBC]
March Of The Giant Penguins [TerraDaily]


  1. FIRST COMMENT!!! Happy Anniversiry for W&O,Tyler!Amazin’ news,penguins as tall as my mom… :mrgreen: 😀 🙂 😉 😯

  2. Bob says:

    You know that this webcomic was the first thing I thought of when I was that news on the BBC news website the other day 😀 – am I sad?

    And, what’s with the annoying first and 2nd comment crap. It’s one of the most annoying things ever… what is the point in it? If you don’t have anything constructive to say it’s best not saying anything…

  3. I did say somethin’,Bob! Happy anniversery for the webcomic my 1st comment EVER,&amazin’ news.You all that nothin’ ?!

  4. Bob says:

    No, i was more referring to the second comment… but your comment annoyed me by starting ‘first comment’ 😉

    Sorry, it’s a pet hate i have 😀

  5. kawkaw says:

    MAX is everywhere now 😀

  6. It’s ok,I was just my first time I posted a comment in l a looooong time,Tyler blocks me,but I can get thru,and to start off,for the first time, 1st comment!So I was exited! 😀 😉

  7. penguins are a weird species. 😐

  8. penguins are a weird species. 😐 .

  9. penguins are a weird species. 😐 .

  10. penguins are a weird species. 😐 .

  11. Tre says:

    I liked Max a lot. He was funny, especially when he called Wally “mama” and tossed Ozzie out of it. I also liked when he was “trained” by Osborne to go fishing with his beak. (He really did need to let that one go, it’s an endangered species.)

  12. Poppy says:

    Bob, that is rude and upsetting.

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