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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Smart Bear 'Bribes' Guard Dog with Bones So It Can Dig Through Family's Trash

'Just pay off the dog' proves to be an effective strategy for bear snacks. @JesseNeon's dog gets free bones. Bear gets free trash. @JesseNeon gets to clean up. There's a clear loser in this exchange.

tweets about funny guard dog
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Skeleton And Calcium Memes Are Spookin' Up Reddit

First there were 'Moth & Lamp' memes. Then came 'Beaver & Log' memes. Now that we are firmly in the spooktastic month of October, r/dankmemes has been blessed with 'Skeleton & Calcium' memes. Some riff on this month's predecessors, but memes about skeletons and their need for calcium have been around for quite a while - even on other subreddits such as r/surrealmemes. Here are some extra spooky memes in praise of the calcium.

Skeleton memes, october, spooktober.
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22 Animal X-Rays That Will Amaze You

Every animal has evolved or was born with not only their own characteristics, but their own skeleton! These images will amaze you in seeing the form of animals like you've never seen before.  

a list of animal facts about their bones
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