World Glut of Penguin Sweaters


Knitter? Like penguins?

Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation needs you.

The penguin conservation group is putting a call out for people to donate small knitted jumpers for penguins who have been caught in oil spills, or leaks from fishing boats and the like, to wear while they are rehabilitated.


…But wait, stop before you reach for your knitting needles.

That plea for penguin sweaters (in fact, every earlier plea for penguin sweaters) has produced far, far more penguin sweaters than penguins actually need.

For instance, in 2000, the Tasmanian Conservation Trust requested 100 sweaters and received 15,000.

Top image via The Guardian
Bottom image via Wildberries.
Via The Guardian and boingboing.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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