It’s no secret that the Geyser of Awesome loves a good sweater, particularly when they’re impressively ugly and/or being worn by cute animals. We’ve seen sweaters on Shetland ponies, cats, pugs, turtles, mini pigs, lambs and even snakes. There was also that unforgettably upsetting clown sweater worn by wilwheaton, but let’s try to stay on track.
Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.
And you can help them.
If you’re a knitter you can download the penguin sweater pattern here and send in sweaters. But wait, if you aren’t a knitter but still want to help, you can support the foundation by clicking here to donate or adopt a penguin. Put a penguin in a sweater and you’ve not only made the world a cuter place, you’ve also helped save a penguin.
Click here to learn more about the Penguin Foundation and their awesomely good work.
[via Fashionably Geek]
I wish it was socially acceptable for me to carry a blanket at all times so when I’m tired or cold or don’t feel like socializing I can just wrap myself up in it
Ellen did her research. [x]
I NEED THIS.
OH MY GOD I FOUND IT
the video that this gif
OH MY FUCKING GOD CAN I GET GIFS OF THE ENTIRE THING LIKE OMFG WE NEED MORE THAN JUST THE BEGINNING
No, you may call me PROFESSOR Kittington. I have a doctorate in whiskerology.
HOW do white people wear shoes inside the house i dont understand that scares me so much
daddy makes the perfect bun
omg this is the cutest thing
You know what I just realized? Patrick killed people.
Patrick killed a lot of people.
and then things got unholy
Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
I fuck with your theory, marry me.
im a putlocker man at heart but sometimes you just gotta settle for gorillavid