Penguins wearing sweaters

An oil spill near New Zealand's North Island earlier this month left penguins covered in oil! Poor little guys. To keep them from preening (and as a result, ingesting oil), local knitters outfitted them with little sweaters! Observe the cuteness..

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Article here http://animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/20/8411051-a-good-yarn-knitters-make-sweaters-for-penguins-after-oil-spill

  • TexBex
  • October 20, 2011, 3:23 pm
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    I like to call this little number, Striped Sweater

    ♫The best time to wear a striped sweater
    Is all the timeeeeeeeeeeeee
    One with a collar
    Turtle neck
    Thats the kinddddddddd♪

    C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song! Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song! If you don't think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong, but it'll help if you just sing alooooong. BUM BUM BUM....
    - Ertrov October 20, 2011, 3:32 pm
    XD niiiice
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 3:32 pm
    I prefer this version

    - MalverdeAl100 October 20, 2011, 3:40 pm
    F is for friends that do stuff together, U is for you and me, N is for anywhere and anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la laaaaaa
    - sessyann October 21, 2011, 12:54 pm
    F is for friends who fuck shit up
    - MalverdeAl100 October 21, 2011, 1:11 pm
    F is for fire that burns down the whole time U is for uranium bombs N is for no survivors
    - xxkisamexx January 20, 2013, 11:30 pm
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    well that is just god damned adorable.

    I know, riiiiiight? It certainly made my day, so I had to share.
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 3:54 pm
    Tex do you have one of those jobs where you get paid to play on sharenator? I used to have one like that... sometimes I miss it.
    - CaptinCrunk October 20, 2011, 3:57 pm
    No, I just have a little downtime in between patients, so I usually spend it on Sharenator :)
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 3:59 pm
    well have fun and try not to work too hard
    - CaptinCrunk October 20, 2011, 4:02 pm
    Between patients? You are a doctor/nurse?
    - TryThat October 20, 2011, 4:18 pm
    No, I'm a technician for an optometrist, and hopefully will be going to optometry school myself some time in the near future!
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 4:22 pm
    I have no idea what one of them is...
    - TryThat October 20, 2011, 4:31 pm
    Really? An eye doctor!
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 5:10 pm
    Oh right! Optomentrist... Optician. Duhh now that I think about it, it makes sense.
    - TryThat October 20, 2011, 5:20 pm
    Man i always hated those things. It made me feel like an idiot standing there covering one eye and being like "B,D,E,C,F,O,". Also when i say the letter C and Z it sounds the same. So i don't know if the nurses ever thought i was saying C when i meant to say Z, or vice-versa while thinking to themselves "What a dumbass, lol".
    - MalverdeAl100 October 20, 2011, 5:26 pm
    Nah, we know what you mean. :) The only patients I lol at are the ones who either a) think they know more than the doctor or b) are grownups who get freaked out about touching their eyes!
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 5:36 pm
    Speaking of eyes, i remember about a month ago i had like a sty on my right eye. It was small and only hurt a bit when i would try to sleep. Then one morning i woke up and my eye lid was swollen and hurt. My aunt thought it was an infection or something from when i had gotten hit in my eye with the pipe in the summer, so she got all freaked out lol. She took me to the doctor across in Mexico(because their medicines actually works, and they're waaaaaay cheaper. Even though i have Medicaid or is it Medicare, i forget). The doctor said my tear duct was swollen or something from an allergy (i don't have any) or from an insect bite. He said if i wanted some pills that i had to take like every 4 hours for a couple of days or a shot that would heal it in a couple of hours. I chose the shot, being the hardcore person i am, and because i thought it would be cool to get a shot in the eye. Then the doctor spoke the dreaded words "Okay, i need you to lower your shorts and boxers"




    P.S. I haven't forgotten of the pic of my red eye i said i'd post. I just need to remember to upload it. It's not that red in the pic though because i took it almost 2 weeks after it happened
    - MalverdeAl100 October 20, 2011, 5:49 pm
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    Brilliant!

    Not to mention adorable!
    - TexBex October 20, 2011, 5:10 pm
    But that goes without saying XD
    - Grand6Loki October 20, 2011, 5:42 pm
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    Oh my god, it's SO DAMN CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I WANT 6 OF THEM.

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