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** Flying penguins **

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Flying Adélie Penguins

/*Flying penguins*/ or /*Miracles of Evolution*/ is a BBC film trailer made
in 2008 as an April Fools' Day hoax. The film was advertised as compelling
evidence for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It was largely set on
King George Island^[1] which is 75 miles from Antarctica.

/The Daily Telegraph/ wrote that the film was "an instant classic. It is
accomplished work of this kind that guarantees the BBC its unique

The BBC website still claims that it may attempt to film the flying
penguins again because the original film did not explain how such small
birds, that are not used to flying, could survive long migrations over
vast, stormy oceans.^[3]/Miracles of Evolution/ was filmed with animated
penguins for the occasion of April Fools' Day, and to promote the BBC

MSN included "The BBC's flying penguins" as one of their twelve "Hoaxes of
the decade."^[5]


· 1 The film
· 2 Film promotions
· 3 Making of /Flying penguins/
· 4 External links
· 5 References

*The film[edit]*

The film features Adélie Penguins that live in Antarctica. Adélie
penguins are one of the most southern seabirds in the world. The film
claims that long and extremely cold Antarctic winters forced some groups of
Adélies to adapt by (re)gaining the ability to fly. In the film the
penguins travel thousands of miles to the rainforests of South America.^[3]
The narrative of the film discourages adventurers from trying to see flying
penguins on their own. These birds are rare, "elusive and secretive". It is
all but impossible to find them in the dense jungles of South America, or
even to


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