Fossilized remains of human-sized "monster" penguin unearthed

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/08/14/fossilized-remains-of-human-si.html

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Penguins as big as a person, eh?

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “P-P-Pick up a Penguin”

(You probably have to be British - but for those who have no idea what that’s about…)

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Not so cute anymore are they?

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Dougal Dixon’s After Man (highly recommended) speculates about 50 million years of future evolution, after humans and many other species have gone extinct. Penguins have evolved to fill the niches left by the extinction of the large cetaceans.

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How in the heck did they get that penguin to sit in a bumper car?

Regardless, this made me smile (not British) so thanks.

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If we increase the size of the penguin until it is the same height as the man and then compare the relative brain size, we now find that the penguin’s brain is still smaller. But, and this is the point, it is larger than it was!
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“I’d like a dinner jack… XXL.”

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Makes them sound like muscle-bro birds.

Artist’s sketch:

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Penguins is… good at soccer!

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[Insert Linux joke here.]

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@beschizza I’m curious if any commenters clicked the link, because it is broken in the post :slight_smile:

Am I the only one thinking, “Oh yeah, giant penguin drumsticks …”

Came here for the “Mountains of Madness” citation. Not disappointed.

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https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/4af22367-192c-4406-99f7-e1a4d587b292

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Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that …

Not mentioned were the Nephilim penguin. A by gone history chapter.

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