November 2, 2000

Choppers to buzz Tux colonies to make penguins fall over

Author: JT Smith

This is perhaps the strangest news item of the day, although its only connection to anything Open Source is that they're messing with the beloved Linux mascot. The Register reports that the British Royal Navy is co-operating with British scientists in an experiment for five weeks this winter in which two helicopters will check to see
how stressed penguins get when they fall over backwards while watching
aircraft. The CBC also has covered this experiment, in a more straight-news way than The Register.


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