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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Penguins in the Arctic

I have a pet peeve...

I hate it when people think penguins live in the Arctic. This misconception is so rampant that I have to dispel it with all my might:

National Geographic reference

Athropolis reference

What spurred this rant were two things:

  1. The Coca-Cola commercial that shows polar bears (indigenous to the Arctic) cavorting with penguins.
  2. My neighbour down the street whose Christmas decorations on his front lawn shows a penguin dressed up as Santa.

I’m sure you can list other examples of this misconception.

So let me clear this up for you in no uncertain terms:

Polar bears live in the Arctic.

Penguins live in the Southern hemisphere and Antarctica.

And never the twain shall meet!

Got it?


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