Saturday, December 02, 2006

Useless Information

I recently picked a book by that title written by Jon Wilman. I must have been lured by the portrait of an Emperor Penguin on the dust jacket and, below that, this subliminal question:

1. How much time to penguins spend in the water?

Some additional questions about penguins that appear in the book:

2. Which of the 17 species of penguin is the largest?
3. Which variety of penguin is the smallest?
4. Do any penguins live in the Northern Hemisphere?

And now, the answers:

1. 50 to 75 percent of their lives
2. Emperor Penguin
3. Little Blue Penguin
4. Yes, but only in zoos


Blogger Martin said...

4. Galapagos Penguins just make it across the equator

December 04, 2006 11:20 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

You're absolutely right, Martin. I overlooked that little-known fact, and so did the author of the book, obviously.

December 05, 2006 2:22 PM  

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