Penguins might not be able to fly, but they sure as hell can sing -- or at least this sextet of aquatic birds can.
Call it a Christmas miracle, but somehow while bored at the San Francisco Zoo, these musically inclined penguins managed to harmonize the ubiquitous Christmas tune "Jingle Bells."
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Those sad and starved Brown Pelicans that have packed into nearby shelters this past month have wormed their way into the Peninsula Humane Society's Wild Life Center where they are getting 'round the clock care. The Peninsula Humane Society has taken in some 30 emaciated and really cold Pelicans, su ... More >>
abaransk/FlickrThis past week, This American Life returned to its annual "Poultry Slam" theme: fowl stories for holiday diners. This year, stories included tales of tic-tac-toe-playing chickens (apparently illegal in San Francisco) and a wild turkey who terrorized a neighborhood on Martha's Viney ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. Way to encourage healthy eating, Yoplait. Salon has an essay from Mary Elizabeth Williams on an effed-up Yoplait advertising campaign. In the campaign, a woman goes twitchy at the ... More >>
GrossSince seagulls are mysteriously dying by the dozens at Pier 94 rendering plant after feasting on offal, the Board of Supervisors has been urged to enforce a larine version of a junk food ban.At its Feb. 10 meeting, the city's Animal Care & Control Commission introduced a drafted letter t ... More >>