Can Penguins Fly?


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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  • meowTuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    I gave my friend brown water using food coloring and said it was chocolate milk
    • bluetooth
      bluetoothThursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:46 am
      How did that work?
    • macinoTuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:00 am
      penguins can fly...
      • bluetooth
        bluetoothThursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:47 am
        Not for real. I wish they did.
      • 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
            • jennMonday, September 17, 2012 at 9:16 am
              Had me fooled til I seen the clip underneath! Haha
              • isabelWednesday, July 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm
                put musterd in my mom's coffey and she DID drink it!!!!!!!!!!!
                • eanMonday, April 9, 2012 at 11:57 am
                  best thing ever!!!!
                  • maciWednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:37 am
                    haha i tricked my class with that
                    • jabulani
                      jabulaniWednesday, December 14, 2011 at 6:39 am