Friday, May 23, 2008

I Think The Penguin Thought It Was In Darvaz...

Bill over at Dubious Quality always has great links on Friday that run the gamut from games to science to strange sociology happenings and this week has been a great one.

There were two links that I had to put on here.

The first is a link about Darvaz - THE DOOR TO HELL!

It really reminds me of the cool pictures from Centralia (the town in Pennsylvania that was the inspiration for Silent Hill).

The second link... well... let me just put an excerpt from the news story.

One summer morning, scientists observing elephant seals on a beach on Marion Island near the Antarctic spotted a young male Antarctic fur seal subduing a king penguin.

"At first we thought it was hunting the penguin, but then it became clear that his intentions were rather more amorous," de Bruyn recalled today via email.

The roughly 240-pound seal subdued the 30-pound adult penguin by lying on it. The hapless bird of unknown sex struggled, rapidly flapping its flippers and attempting to stand and flee, without luck.

Poor Pingu.

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