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Lost Penguin 'Happy Feet' Returns Home To Antarctica
2011-08-30 05:05:23

  Hundreds of people have visited Wellington Zoo in New Zealand to bid farewell to a lost emperor penguin that washed ashore 3,000 miles from home, desperately ill after consuming sand he had mistaken for snow. Nicknamed Happy Feet, the penguin began his journey home to Antarctica on Monday after recovering from lifesaving surgery to remove 7 pounds of sand from his stomach. "We have a bittersweet moment, I think, for the zoo," said Wellington Zoo chief executive Karen Fifield...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Happy Feet Two - The Videogame, a 3D musical adventure game for the entire family inspired by the whimsical Antarctic world of the upcoming animated film Happy Feet Two from Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Productions. The game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer...

2009-05-13 09:00:00

Made popular with movies like "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet," the penguin in reality has a mysterious life, sometimes living for months in the ocean before coming back to land. Zoologists have long wondered where the penguin, famed for its quirkiness and funny walk, goes throughout these long periods of time in the ocean. French scientists, in a study available on Wednesday, think they have the answer. A research team from National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) placed...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

Children's festival: Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd., Matunuck, is conducting a "Children's Festival" of performances, each Friday at 10 a.m. and noon, Aug. 15 through 29. The schedule includes: Tomorrow, the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre with The Day It Snowed Tortillas, a Mexican folktale; Aug. 22, mime Craig Babcock; and Aug. 29, Squeaky Clean performing rock 'n' roll classics from the '50s, '60s and '70s. Tickets are $10, or $25 for all three shows, and may be reserved at the box...

2008-07-16 15:00:40

By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- With daycamp winding down to just under two weeks, campers have been enjoying Water Week at Mt. Vernon Veterans Park. And, as an added bonus to the fun-filled week and in recognition of Movie in the Park, campers competed in a Penguin Relay Tuesday afternoon. Friday's Movie in the Park, "Happy Feet," is sponsored by Walgreen's Distribution Center. Events kick off at 7:30 p.m. "It is a great movie that the entire...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'