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.