When I was a kid, I really loved penguins. I think it mostly had to do with the fact that my older brother was obsessed with NHL legend Jaromir Jagr (who's still playing, by the way) and the Pittsburgh Penguins team. Couple that with the fact that Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in Sudden Death, which featured the Penguins as the hometown team in the movie, and the reasons to love the black-and-white beaked creatures just kept mounting.
So when I discovered that today is World Penguin Day (I didn't even know it was a thing until just now) I was stoked to brush up on my penguin knowledge. And of course, make a Jean-Claude Van Damme meme.
There's tons of different penguin varieties, so if you ever find yourself with a penguin snob you're trying to impress, (or a penguin you're trying not to offend) you should know the difference between them.
Waddle, waddle, waddle, waddle, flap, flap, flap.
Their black colors help them blend in with the bottom of the murky ocean. White bellies? Helps them to mesh with the bright light of the ocean sun.
The supreorbital gland behind their eyes helps to filter out the seawater from entering their bloodstream. They then sneeze out excess seawater through their bills.
In these colonies, the pudgiest penguins are the most desirable.
There's nothing adorable or hilarious about this fact, but if a female penguin's baby dies, they're known to steal other chicks.
Look at them coming out of the water together like a bunch of bosses in unison. Man, they're so cool.