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The popularity of penguin poo pictures

“I want to some day have a Wikipedia picture as cool as this guy’s,” says a comment on Reddit.

The guy is Nathan Myhrvold. The photo shows him standing in front of a giant image from the 2005 Ig Nobel physics prize winning study “Pressures Produced When Penguins Pooh — Calculations on Avian Defaecation.”

UPDATE: Penguin poo is again in the news: “Penguin poo viewed from space reveals new Antarctic colony locations” say a headline in The Guardian. The news is all about the newly published study “Penguins from space: faecal stains reveal the location of emperor penguin colonies“.

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