A king has been knighted

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As first posted by , Sir Nils Olav, a King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), of Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, has been knighted by Norwegian guardsmen.

The photographs are remarkable; the story is silly:

Nils himself was on his best behaviour throughout the ceremony — apart from shortly before the sword ceremony, when — perhaps suffering a bout of pre-knighthood nerves — he deposited a discrete white puddle on the ground.

Yes, that can happen even to the most knightly of us.


~ by finchwench on Saturday, 16 August 2008.

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