Monday, July 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown finally allowed to die

By +Tina Cruris

6 months after being found brain dead unconscious in a bathtub, Bobbi Kristina Brown has been finally allowed to rest after her body decided to follow suit. Bobbi is the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, who died in a bathtub in 2012. A celebrity outpouring of messages for the family have been unanimous in the sentiment, "About damn time".

Whitney and Bobbi
Like mother, like daughter

Sunday, July 26, 2015

What would Hitler's social media look like?

By +Brad Naylor

I know facebook is only 11 years old, and Adolf Hitler died 70 years ago, but can you imagine what his social media accounts would look like if the internet was around during World War II?

Hitler's facebook page
Hitler's facebook page

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

5 years and still slapping

By +Ian C

What were you doing on July 22nd 2010? I know what I was doing. I was starting one of the most popular penguin related satirical news sites on the entire interwebs, and now 5 years later I am still doing it because I haven't made enough money to retire yet.

Slap the Penguin 5th anniversary button
Cut out and keep celebratory button, just for you

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Fitbit fad.

By +Alexa Rankin

For many people, fitness is about walking, running, cycling or swimming to stay in shape and maintain good health, but now there there is a new breed of fitness enthusiasts who measure their success by the number of steps recorded on their Fitbit.

The crazy craze of Fitbit
Danae demonstrates how to put on a Fitbit device

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Man charged for charging his iPhone

By +Sue Casa

A London man was arrested last week on suspicion of 'abstracting electricity' as he charged his iPhone while traveling on public transport. Robin Lee, an artist, plugged his iPhone into an electrical outlet on the overground train while travelling from Hackney to Camden last Friday.

Almost Charged
Arrested and 98% charged...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where are they now? Ghost

By +Brad Naylor

25 years ago, the world was moved to tears by the story of Sam and Molly and their love. A love which crossed the boundaries of life and death. Even after a quarter century, Ghost is still one of those feel good romantic movies with a 87% success rate of getting to second base with your viewing partner.

Ghost - Winner of 2 Academy Awards

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch can't say 'penguin'

By +Alexa Rankin

In 2009, the sexy voiced Benedict Cumberbatch narrated a BBC documentary called Wild Pacific, which in typical BBC documentary fashion contained some beautiful images and some amazing nature and wildlife footage. The one thing that spoiled it was Benedict's inability to correctly pronounce the word 'penguin'. For many, this may not be a big issue, but for someone who is intrinsically linked with the monochromed flightless bird it's a deal breaker.

Benedict Cumberbatch dressed like a penguin
Benedict Cumberbatch dressed like a pengwing pengling penguin

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The return of the OxterBug

By +Tina Cruris

It would seem that I am becoming the resident entomologist at STP, with my post about avoiding mosquito bites last month and now this story about the resurgence of an insect thought to be eradicated. The Axilla Beetle also known as the OxterBug is a parasitic insect related to the head louse, which makes it's home in the human armpit, feeding on the blood of the host and laying it's eggs in the humid human equivalent of the Amazon rainforest.

An oxterbug going to town on an armpit
Not to scale - an oxterbug munching a celebrity armpit

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2015 Women's Soccer World Cup goes unnoticed

By +Ian C

Saturday June 6th saw the beginning of the Women's Soccer World Cup in Canada. The month long event culminated with Sunday's final but went by pretty much unnoticed across most of the globe and especially here in the US, where it is not even a tertiary level sport.

2015 Women's World Cup Logo
2015 Women's World Cup Logo

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What got slapped 12 months ago - July 2014

By +Tina Cruris

Happy July everyone. Time for our monthly reslap of all things penguiny. What is the descriptive word for penguin-like anyway? Bears have ursine, dogs are canine, cats are feline. Even buffalo and centipedes have an animal adjective, (Bubaline and Scolopendrine). The internet, in all it's wisdom, does not have an answer so I have decided that henceforth, things related to penguins will be known as penguine.

Oops, Looks like I got slightly sidetracked there. This is a chance for you to see what we were getting up to last year, with our review (or reslap as we call it) of the top 5 posts from 12 months ago. Join us on a journey to yesteryear by reading these tempting tasters and clicking thee headline of anything that you want to read more about. Or for the self guided tour click here for the entire July 2014 archive.

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