Eating Penguin... and other acts of nonsense.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Penguin Conspiracy

As I continuallly ponder the sweet taste of penguin, I occasionally encounter a tale of how someone else has actually dined on the flightless birds.

The video below details how, in 1975, the research vessel General San Martin found itself locked in the ice of the Weddell Sea.  A Coast Guard icebreaker, the USS Glacier, attempted to rescue the ship, but found itself trapped in the ice as well.  The difference between these mishaps and the famed 1914 expedition of Ernest Shackleton is helicopters.  The sailors were airlifted to safety, whereas the crew of the Endurance was forced to live on the ice for eighteen months.  Quite a story and I recommend the read.

In 1975, however, there was a small group of sailors stranded at a remote scientific research station during a week-long snow storm.  The story is that the sailors quickly exhausted the food supply at the research station and were forced to eat penguin meat for survival.

Really?  They managed to eat an entire year's supply of rations in a week?  I smell a conspiracy.

I believe the whole 'scientific study' thing was simply a ruse for penguin fingers.  Watch the video and come to your own conclusions.

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