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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Do Penguins Have Teeth?

I was aghast, not ready to believe what I saw on my Facebook timeline. A post by NatGeo showed a picture of an angry Penguin with its mouth open with teeth inside.
I have never imagined before that birds may have teeth and they can look so horrible. Just imagine a bird sitting on the porch of your veranda either smiling at you or running towards you with its open JAW. It felt scary. Happy feet didn't look anymore happy out of the 3D world.
I went on internet to search 'Do birds have teeth?' It said 'NO'.
So it was only Penguins whose mouths look so exceptionally different from inside. I searched again, 'Do penguins have teeth?' It again said 'NO'. It was further written on a site that 'like other birds, penguins  also have no teeth. Rather they have backward-facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths. These help them guide their fishy meals down their throat.'

It was relieving. They should be soft, a bird is like a bird. It is soft like it looks. It made me happy. 
I went again on NatGeo's post and read the comments. They were worth a good laugh. 



The broken dream seemed lovely again... Even though the picture is still scary, it doesn't seem that terrible. Penguins looked lovely walking handsomely in their tuxidos like ever before in all videos I have seen till now...

 P.s. Penguins are social beings and they can't survive happily without the company of four at least. So if you dream about keeping one as a pet (if law permits), think about keeping at least four... Isn't that adorable now? :)

26 comments:

  1. no no no that ruined penguins for me too !!! what like really!!!
    thanks for sharing though :D

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  2. An interesting peek into the lives of Penguins:)

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  3. I still love these beautiful creatures............and your post reminds me of a movie "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
    ; wherein Gym Carrie adopts four penguines..

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    1. Yaaaaa I know I was thinking about the same movie while writing this post. :D wish I could pet them *Sigh!!!

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  4. Gosh! That's one scary penguin pic! Will never be able to see penguins as cute birds. :O
    Am laughing at the comments.Hilarious :D Archaeopteryx, the first bird, was the only bird that had teeth... wow, I am amazed that i still remember my Bio lessons :D

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    1. Hahaha it indeed is scary with funny comments. I dint know about this bird with teeth... You have a great memory. I am wondering did I ever read about it! :(

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  5. A very cute post....Penguins are simply adorable

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  6. Hello greetings.

    Very interesting information. The last comment made me laugh.

    Best wishes

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    1. Haha I am glad you had a good time here :)

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  7. **can't survived happily without company. Wow! Interesting facts about penguins

    Thanks for dropping at my blog :-D

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  8. I watched little Penguins at Jenkinson's Aquarium in New Jersey few months back and they look so cute. Agree with you, i would have been aghast as well seeing this photo.

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    1. Lucky you Alok. I so want to see Penguins live... :D

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    1. Hey Ritika I was getting a few spams, so I had to remove my email id! Would surely get in touch with you

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  10. Ha ha. This is really interesting one Shesha :D :D .. I kinda liked seeing teeth on them in cartoons and I absolutely loved the penguins without teeth in Madagascar. So I am basically torn between the two ;) :D

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    1. Hahahaha so I assume its not that scary for you :D

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  11. Interesting. I totally agree with the comments on NatGeo.

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  12. ok! Now I won't be able to tell penguins are my favorite anymore! That pic looks so scary! Why, oh Why? Birds, as you said are suppose to be like birds- cute and sweet. Thank god for the comments pic you shared. Made me laugh after the initial scare :D

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  13. Ha, penguins in tuxedos. Scary pic though!

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