Can Penguins Fly?

By Meera Dolasia on April 1, 2010

Penguins are described as 'flightless aquatic birds' - yet this video filmed by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) in the United Kingdom, shows them flying. So what gives?

The television company said that their camera crew discovered this amazing colony of Adelie penguins while filming at St. George Island in the Antarctica and they broadcast it on April 1st, 2008, as part of their new natural history series, 'Miracles of Evolution'.

So was this really an evolution miracle or a man-made hoax? If you are thinking the latter, you are right - It was part of the normally staid company's age-old annual tradition of fooling its audience, on April Fools' Day.

Amazing what a few special effect tricks can do isn't it? Here is a behind-the-scenes video, of how the television station managed to fool the entire world for one day.

Happy April Fools' Day!  Be sure to let us know if you managed to trick a friend on this fun day!

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  • dleoliu
    dleoliuSunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    looks so real though
    • emeryWednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:23 am
      that is so cool
      • JinThursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm
        Also, a trick. Freeze a bottle of orange juice. Until completely frozen, don't take it out. After it froze, give it to a family member and try to watch him/her drink it.
        • JinThursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm
          I was laughing so hard when I thought of what the world was going to look like if they saw that.
          • MehTuesday, October 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm
            I died laughing at the flying penguins xD
            • 14552754161254Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:34 pm
              wow that is so fake
              • yoshiyoshi
                yoshiyoshiTuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:44 pm
                FLYING PENGIES!!!!!!!!!! (I know its not real, but I wish it was >:( )
                • grxie10125
                  grxie10125Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:07 am
                  so do I
                • bluetooth
                  bluetoothThursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:44 am
                  >:( Not true! Everyone knows it's not real!
                  • dipperdippindots
                    dipperdippindotsThursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:03 am
                    it looks real
                    • sweetserenity
                      sweetserenityWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9:07 am
                      april fools ice trick

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