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Friday, August 15, 2008

Norway Knights Penguin, Ostrich Denied Again

Nils Olav, a king penguin on the Norwegian King's Guard, was bestowed a knighthood for simultaneously defusing an IED while taking out a machine gun in Iraq. I kid. The IED was already defused. OK, I don't think Norway even has troops in Iraq...

To the article:
FOR the commanding officer of the Norwegian King's Guard, it was a moment as surreal as it was moving.

As Lieutenant-Colonel Ingrid Gjerde surveyed the scene before her in Edinburgh yesterday, she must have wondered whether she was dreaming.

For the King's Guard was about to award a knighthood to what was already the world's most decorated penguin
The King's Guard has adopted the penguin at the zoo. Apparently he got a little nervous when he saw he sword.

Update - They have it on video! Thanks Internets!

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