Sunday, August 17, 2008

and what a fabulous tuxedo!

Have you heard? The Edinburgh Zoo penguin who was recently made Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Army has now been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II! The penguin's name is Nils. Erm, Sir Nils. Apparently, Sir Nils was on his best behavior throughout the ceremony, although (perhaps due to nerves) he was noted to have "deposited a discreet white puddle" on the floor.

Thanks, Nicola, for passing along this important news update.


Charles Gramlich said...

Is he related to Opus I wonder? Would that explain Opus's fantastic dreams of flying?

JES said...

Great story -- if it can happen to Nils, maybe it can happen to any of us!

nicola said...

My pleasure.