News from the Natural World: Do Penguins have knees? Is just one of many questions on the lips of humans confused about the snow chicken.
Humans have long been confused by Penguins. How do they survive in such freezing temperatures? Why do they live where they live? Why would God give them wings and then make it so they couldn’t fly? For too long humans have aimlessly fired these questions into the ether that is Google. This machine tries to answer these questions but ultimately fails. But there was one thing that would have worked, one thing that would have got the humans the answers they needed. All they had to do was ask an actual Penguin.
We were a bit confused as to why humans didn’t decide to do this themselves so we’d decided to help you, humans, out. One of our team had an old friend from college who was a Penguin so we put your top 5 questions to them…
Do Penguins Have Knees?
“What? This is the thing that humans wonder about us Penguins? Bonkers, of all the things they could have asked. Of all the great questions that we alone have the answer to, they wondered about our blooming knees! Madness. But anyway, I will indulge them. Yes, penguins do have knees. Our legs have a short femur, knee, tibia and fibula. Our upper leg bones are not visible because they are covered in feathers. That is what gives us our very short-legged appearance. Still for the life of me can’t work out why humans wanted to know that.”