March of the Giant, Terrifying Penguins

Scientists have discovered the fossils of a prehistoric 6.5-foot-tall penguin in Antartica, which means this guy would, in all likelihood, look down on you. Just kidding—you wouldn't be looking at this thing at all. You'd be running for your prehistoric life, because there is no way that a giant penguin would be anything like its goofball descendants. This thing seems much more Lovecraftian and probably only went extinct from sheer boredom at being the uncontested master of the South Pole ...

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Tydunham commented…

I would guess they evolved into the smaller species because it would have been a huge challenge to find the sources for the energy required of a six-foot creature in the North. It's interesting; I wonder if they still had that adorable waddle.

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Tydunham commented…

Woops. I said North. I meant South.

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