From: Michael Toler (mtoler@bnr.ca)
Newsgroups: rec.aviation.military
Subject: Re: Penguin Tipping

for what it's worth, the following came out of ome of my
favorite quotes files.  I have no documentation of it's
authenticity, but I liked it:

A Mexican newspaper reports that bored Royal Air Force pilots stationed on
the Falkland Islands have devised what the consider a marvelous new game.
Noting that the local penguins are fascinated by airplanes, the pilots search
out a beach where the birds are gathered and fly slowly along it at the
water edge.  Perhaps ten thousand penguins turn their heads in unison
watching the planes go by, and when the pilots turn around and fly back, the
birds turn their heads in the opposite direction, like spectators at a
slow-motion tennis match.  Then, the paper reports "The pilots fly out to sea
and directly to the penguin colony and overfly it.  Heads go up, up, up, and
ten thousand penguins fall over gently onto their backs.

  -Audobon Magazine

PILOT HARASSMENT

An Argentine newspaper reports that bored penguins living on the Falkland
Islands have devised what they consider a marvelous new game. Noting that the
local Royal Air Force pilots are fascinated by penguins, the birds congregate
on a beach where the pilots fly over, and turn their heads slowly in unison
while standing at the water's edge.  Perhaps ten thousand pilots fly by, and
when the penguins turn their heads in the opposite direction the airplanes all
fly back, like remote control toys.  Then, the paper reports "The penguins
look directly out to sea, where the planes follow their gaze.  Heads and planes
go up, up, up, and ten thousand airplanes run out of fuel and fall splashing
into the ocean."

  -Pilot Magazine