Can Penguins Fly?


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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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  • A GUYTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:04 pm
    Nice Graphics well at least for 2010 now we got 4k video quality Next step for BBC is to remake the vid with a higher quality
    • hibobnowitall
      hibobnowitallWednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:05 am
      Now we’re in 2021
    • logTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:26 pm
      ha ha ha ha
      • WOWThursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm
        • allsowil0
          allsowil0Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:22 am
          My dad loves to play April fools day tricks
          • 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