I bet you came here looking for a super cute picture of a sleepy penguin chick. Busted! Well check out this freaky factoid in photo form: Adelie penguin tongues have spikes. SPIKES! Creepy little dino-beaks with spiky tongues.
If you must know, their tongues have spikes to better catch and devour krill.
…the first penguin eggs of the season, that is. Look at these proud parents:
I am very excited. That’s easy for me to say, because unlike these penguins I don’t have to spend the next month fasting while I diligently keep my gestating baby warm, simultaneously fending off predators. Seriously, everywhere you look here it’s like a quintessential nature documentary. You can practically hear David Attenborough’s voice with every breeze.
In other news: a giant HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my big bro, Drew. I wish I could be in North Carolina to celebrate with you.