ramen and pickles

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Brings new meaning to the expression “dirty bird”

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2012/june/penguin-sex-habits-study-rediscovered-at-museum110510.html

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A hundred years ago, Dr George Murray Levick went to the relatively newly discovered Antarctica to study penguins.  He observed the males copulating with year old frozen corpses, new born chicks, and each other.  He circulated his report on these findings only to a limited circle of ornithologists and actually encoded the spiciest bits in Greek letters.  The paper has just recently been rediscovered and published for the first time in a journal:

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