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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  • Coolgirl1432Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:55 am
    I love all sea animals
    • the real thingTuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:19 am
      its april fools trick '
      • 14552754161254Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:03 am
        • headream100
          headream100Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:52 am
          I WISH so.
          • nat1346
            nat1346Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm
            great I wish they could actually fly!
            • meowTuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm
              I gave my friend brown water using food coloring and said it was chocolate milk
              • macinoTuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:00 am
                penguins can fly...
                • taco sealerTuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:31 am
                  no way
                  • imdabomb
                    imdabombSaturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm
                    That's pretty believable but it looked a little fake in some parts...
                    • google eyeThursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm


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