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2009-02-09 08:59:00

CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO THE SAN DIEGO ZOO, WILD ANIMAL PARK AND SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO FOR AN ANIMAL ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess(R) is partnering with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) in connection with the DVD release of the hit animated feature Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, for a promotion that is sure to make consumers go "wild." Starting February 9, 2009 and running through April 30, 2009, consumers who register online at...

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2009-01-25 15:05:00

On Antarctic research bases, chefs rely on imported and often frozen food in order to feed crewmembers. The 1959 Antarctic Treaty sets aside the continent as a nature reserve devoted to peace and science and bases have, over the years, stopped eating fresh wildlife. Fresh seal brains, penguin eggs or grilled cormorant were once considered the "delicacies of the Antarctic," but are now off the menu. "You have to use what you've got in the store. Frozen stuff, tinned stuff and if you're really...

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2009-01-22 17:45:00

Keepers at a British zoo said a resident penguin with a fear of water has become a hit with curious park visitors. Staff at Blackbrook Zoological Park in Leek, England, said 11-year-old Kentucky the Humbolt penguin developed a phobia of water because he was born a runt and had problems with losing feathers too quickly, making the water too cold for his comfort, The Sun reported Thursday. It's a bit too cold for him in the water, so he spends all his time on the rocks just walking around, said...

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2009-01-13 16:50:41

Scientists say the Antarctic Peninsula's most fearsome land predator is a reddish bug called the Rhagidia mite. Although the continent is best known for penguins, seals and whales, the tiny mite is considered it's top predator. Now researchers are stepping up their study of these miniscule creatures in Antarctica for possible early warnings about how climate change may disrupt life around the planet in coming decades. Pete Convey, a biologist at the British Antarctic Survey, said Antarctica...

2008-10-30 21:00:16

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J., Oct. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exploring the world with its diverse cultures can be an intimidating experience. Undaunted, author Arlene Pullen visited many places around the world and discovered many new things as she interacted with the people. Readers can finally share what she learned as Xlibris releases her new book, The Penguins Ate My Postcards. The Penguins Ate My Postcards tells the story of one woman's connections with people she met during her travels around...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Gieson Cacho Although his name is on the marquee, Batman has never been the reason we watch the films. When it comes to the Caped Crusader, it's the villains who are the real stars. I can tell you who played the Jokers (Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson), the Riddler (Jim Carrey) and Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when it comes the actors who fought crime, I couldn't care less. That's because the villains are always more compelling, and the actors who play them seem to have more fun....

2008-09-06 00:00:12

PLUMBERS who want to get away from it all are invited to apply for a rare job - in Antarctica. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) need general maintenance workers for their Bird Island research station. The lucky candidates will support scientists studying wildlife. James Miller, of BAS, said: " This is an amazing opportunity. Where else can you work in an environment surrounded by penguins, seals and icebergs? "This is a tremendous opportunity for someone with a sense of adventure to...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By John Beifuss Scripps Howard News Service Nobody thought to call Adam West's Batman a "Dark Knight." The screen Batman of the 1960s was pop, not noir; the Joker he battled was not an "agent of chaos" but an icon of camp. "People ask me about the new Batman movie, which I haven't seen, but I've seen bits and pieces of it, and the trailer and some of the ads, and my only impression at the moment is that if you like anarchy and nihilism and Gotham City in desperation, you might enjoy...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By Jeff Vice Deseret News ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD -- *** 1/2 -- Documentary feature about Antarctica research and wildlife; rated G (violence, mild vulgarity) In "Encounters at the End of the World," eccentric German filmmaker Werner Herzog keeps his promise not to make "another penguin movie." Of course, that doesn't mean that his latest, a documentary feature about Antarctic life and research, is completely penguin- free. But when the critters do show up, they're not as cute...

2008-07-24 09:00:48

Werner Herzog, the mainstream cinema's greatest mystic, ponders life, humanity, ice and penguins in "Encounters at the End of the World," a mesmerizing South Pole documentary that promises more than it delivers. Quirky Antarcticans and stunning photography, placid sea lions and rumbling volcanoes take the stage as Herzog _ who has veered between personal documentaries ("My Best Friend,""The Wild Blue Yonder,""Grizzly Man") and personalized fiction films ("Rescue Dawn") _ struggles to find...


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2006-02-23 12:15:07

At 30 inches (75 centimeters), the flightless Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the largest of the auks. It was hunted for food, as well as for down for mattresses, from at least the 8th century. It is classified as the only species in the genus Pinguinus. It was also known as "garefowl", from the Old Norse geirfugl, or "penguin". Before hunted to extinction, the Great Auk could be found in great numbers on islands off eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....

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2006-02-17 17:13:48

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins and is the only penguin that breeds at the height of winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but will also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. (The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.) Behaviors...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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