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!

source:bbc.co.uk

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  • 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
                  • momobcool1
                    momobcool1Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm
                    It is a lie it is animated
                    • spiderman80
                      spiderman80Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:49 am
                      No it's not. Its a background. Watch the video of the making
                      • wildpeep
                        wildpeepWednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm
                        I thought it was real
                      • tennis
                        tennisThursday, January 1, 2015 at 2:44 pm
                        nawwwwwww geez i wonder how you knew
                      • Coolgirl1432Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:55 am
                        I love all sea animals

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