How Do You Weigh Wild Penguins?

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This clip is a brilliant way to round out a year in cute animal videos. Scientists built a special bridge to weigh wild Adelie penguins, so their feeding habits can be studied. Watch as the penguins wait their turn, below:

Three scales were disguised as bridges on popular Adelie penguin routes in Antarctica, weighing each of the playful birds as they passed. I think for many of us who indulged a little too much over the Christmas period, similarly sneaky scales would have to be set up to record our holiday weight-gain. Gulp. [The Telegraph via io9]


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