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I saw this post on Mashable today featuring photographs of Macquarie Island (located south of and in between Tasmania & New Zealand) and its inhabitants, specifically the King (larger with bright plumage) and Royal (crested with white faces & red eyes) penguins. Happy 10 Year Anniversary to March of the Penguins. The documentary March of the Penguins was released 10 years ago yesterday. Very educational and relaxing film to watch, especially with the soothing narration by Morgan Freeman. If you know me, then you’ll know that I enjoy just about anything of the spheniscidae variety. “March of the Penguins,” the beloved documentary that went on to make a splash at the Academy Awards, turned 10 years old on Wednesday. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the nature doc followed the annual migration, mating and parenting patterns of a group of emperor penguins in Antarctica. It won best documentary feature at the 78th Academy Awards, beating “Murderball” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” “Looking out on these tuxedos tonight, it’s like seeing the movie again,” producer Yves Darondeau said in his Oscar speech. Luc Jacquet, director of the film, added: “I’d like to dedicate this statuette to all the children in the world who saw that movie.
In 2041, they will decide to renew or not the treaty that protects Antarctica. I will, maybe the “March of the Penguins” will inspire them.” It wasn’t just the critics who adored the feathered subjects. “March of the Penguins” racked up a domestic gross of $77 million and a worldwide total of $127 million, making it the second highest-grossing doc behind “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Distributed by Warner Independent, “Penguins” opened wide on July 22, 2005. The film originally featured French-language narration when it premiered at Sundance. For the American adaptation, Jordan Roberts made the bold decision to rework the presentation by eliminating the penguins’ dialogue. “We came to the decision pretty early on that while there was an emotional component to these birds’ lives, it was moving too far to actually hear their thoughts and feelings,” Roberts told Variety in 2006. "It’s sort of like when you make out with someone, only wetter." It’s tough to describe a certain scent or taste to someone that doesn’t have firsthand experience. So if you’ve never tasted a vagina before but are curious (or if you have and just want to see how your own personal description matches up), these people open up about exactly what vagina tastes like. “All vaginas taste different, but they’re all still vaginas. Everyone can have a different sweat smell, but it’s still sweat.” — Anna, 27. I t’s like asking what it tastes like when you lick someone’s arm . It’s all the pheromones and everything going on down there.” — Jake, 28. “It's a little bit salty, but there’s not much of a taste to it. It’s almost… some people might think this is gross but it’s almost like an oyster . Just like how an oyster doesn’t taste much like anything. “I don’t know why this is the first thing I thought of, but if she’s just had her period, it can taste really copper-y . “If you’ve never tasted a vagina before, this might not sound flattering, but I promise this isn’t a bad thing. There’s a musk to i t, just like how everyone has their own taste to their sweat, but it isn’t bad.” — Kyle, 27. “It’s tough to say, because I’m immediately trying to think of a food that would be the closest comparison and I can’t think of one. It’s easy for me to describe something like the flavor of pizza. But a woman’s vagina isn’t a food so it’s really difficult.” — Greg, 27. “It’s sort of like when you make out with someone , only wetter. Not the consistency or texture, but it’s this light, syrupy sweetness .” — Michael, 27. Some vaginas barely have a taste , and some can taste tangy like… a granny smith apple. I don’t think it’s accurate but it’s what I thought of first.” — David, 29. “I’m really trying to think on this, because it’s so hard to describe without making it sound foul, which it’s not.
You know how sex sweat smells good compared to gym sweat? Well, more like lemonade than a lemon but not sugary… there’s just a sweetness to it . It tastes nothing like a lemon but that’s my best frame of reference.” — Will, 28. “To be honest, I can really only speak to the taste of my partner’s vagina, although I have tasted myself on occasion. It’s slick and thicker than water, but it’s not thick . Just like people can have a natural but nice scent, this has a natural taste to it.” — Brianna, 26. by Joe Staton Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The field of culinary evolution faces one great dilemma: why do most cooked, exotic meats taste like cooked Gallus gallus, the domestic chicken? It is curious that so many animals have a similar taste.
Did each species evolve this trait independently or did they all inherit it from a common ancestor? The different traits of an organism (its hair or lack thereof, its teeth or lack thereof, its lungs or lack thereof, its taste, its color, etc.) can have distinctly different evolutionary origins. Some of an organism's traits are inherited from many, many, many, many (thousands, or millions, even) generations of ancestors. Other of its traits developed late in the evolutionary history. If you compare the traits of two different kinds of organisms, you may find that: Some of the things they have in common were inherited from a common ancestor; while Other things they have in common were not inherited from any common ancestor-but happened to have developed independently for each organism.