History Main / PolarBearsAndPenguins

29th Mar '17 5:42:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Related: when {{Pittsburgh}} won a NationalHockeyLeague team, its owner was thinking some names. Once the owner's wife heard their arena was nicknamed "The Big Igloo", she suggested Penguins, and he thought it was a good name. Considering the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most successful teams ever since, it's easy to forgive igloos and penguins are in opposite hemisphere (the Inuits live on the Northern hemisphere; not only is Antarctica uninhabited except for the occasional research team, but it's too cold for an ice-with-a-bonfire house to help).

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* Related: when {{Pittsburgh}} UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} won a NationalHockeyLeague team, its owner was thinking some names. Once the owner's wife heard their arena was nicknamed "The Big Igloo", she suggested Penguins, and he thought it was a good name. Considering the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most successful teams ever since, it's easy to forgive igloos and penguins are in opposite hemisphere (the Inuits live on the Northern hemisphere; not only is Antarctica uninhabited except for the occasional research team, but it's too cold for an ice-with-a-bonfire house to help).
29th Dec '16 12:14:26 PM MagnusForce
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* Creator/WalterLantz's cartoon penguin WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly is often paired up with a polar bear.

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* Creator/WalterLantz's cartoon penguin WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly is often paired up friends with a polar bear.bear named Maxie. In the same vein of Arctic and Antarctic animals, Chilly Willy was twice paired with WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker's enemy Wally Walrus.
24th Nov '16 10:02:08 AM Naram-Sin
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* There are penguins in Patagonia. Until the late Pleistocene, there were also bears and wolves there, though not of the same species (or genera) as in the northern hemisphere. One species of wolf survived in the Falklands, feeding solely on penguins, until it was exterminated by British settlers in the 19th century.
20th Nov '16 3:13:55 PM AgProv
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** The mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Royal Guard is a King Penguin named Sir Nils Olav. He lives in the Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland.

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** The mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the [[BritishRoyalGuards Norwegian Royal Guard Guard]] is a King Penguin named Sir Nils Olav. He lives in the Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland.
18th Nov '16 2:29:50 AM Omeganian
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* In the Soviet cartoon ''Laughter and Grief by the White Sea'', a man telling {{Tall Tale}}s states that they have both white bears and penguins. The penguins, as he explains, do not live there, but do visit as tourists.
3rd Nov '16 7:11:33 PM WillKeaton
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* While polar bears themselves are absent from the southern hemisphere, some other Arctic species have been introduced there. One notable case is the reindeer, which occurs now in sub-antarctic islands, and they can be [[http://ibc.lynxeds.com/video/king-penguin-aptenodytes-patagonicus/colony-reindeers seen next to penguin colonies]].

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* While polar bears themselves are absent from the southern hemisphere, some other Arctic species have been introduced there. One notable case is the reindeer, which occurs now in sub-antarctic islands, and they can be [[http://ibc.lynxeds.com/video/king-penguin-aptenodytes-patagonicus/colony-reindeers seen next to penguin colonies]].colonies.]]



* It's not penguins and polar bears specifically, but there are certain animals that can be found both in the Arctic and Antarctic such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Tern Arctic Tern]].

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* It's not penguins and polar bears specifically, but there are certain animals that can be found both in the Arctic and Antarctic such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Tern Arctic Tern]].Tern.]]
3rd Nov '16 7:11:00 PM WillKeaton
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* There's also ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/ South Pole]]'', with a penguin, a polar bear, and an arctic fox at the South Pole. The strip's subtitle is ''Strangers in Antarctica'', so the author is apparently aware that one or two of these don't belong here. The reason was finally explained in ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/comic/1023/South-Pole-73-The-Mission/ strip 73]]''.

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* There's also ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/ South Pole]]'', with a penguin, a polar bear, and an arctic fox at the South Pole. The strip's subtitle is ''Strangers in Antarctica'', so the author is apparently aware that one or two of these don't belong here. The reason was finally explained in ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/comic/1023/South-Pole-73-The-Mission/ strip 73]]''.73.]]''
3rd Nov '16 7:09:28 PM WillKeaton
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* In one episode of the Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket series, Lupin tries to bring polar bears to the South Pole and the penguins to the North. Just to find some hidden treasure.

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* In one episode of the Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' series, Lupin tries to bring polar bears to the South Pole and the penguins to the North. Just to find some hidden treasure.
28th Oct '16 2:58:21 PM drwhom
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* Creationists have been known to ask why, if evolution is real, penguins have not evolved a way to defend themselves from polar bears.
17th Oct '16 5:33:10 PM nombretomado
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* There's a book about Santa Claus which subverts this -- Santa's workshop has a penguin population nearby, but they're noted as emigrating from the South Pole somehow (maybe stowing away at Santa's vacation spot). This particular breed has developed [[HappyFeet a bowtie-like spot on their chests]].

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* There's a book about Santa Claus which subverts this -- Santa's workshop has a penguin population nearby, but they're noted as emigrating from the South Pole somehow (maybe stowing away at Santa's vacation spot). This particular breed has developed [[HappyFeet [[WesternAnimation/HappyFeet a bowtie-like spot on their chests]].
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