Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sir Nils Olav

Nils Olav has been a part of Norway's elite King's Guard for 35 years, and even became honorary colonel in chief in 2005. Finally, in a crowning achievement of his career, Nils Olav became Sir Nils Olav in a morning ceremony on 15 August, watched by several hundred onlookers and attended by 130 guardsmen. Why is this news fit to print? Because Sir Nils is a penguin! And here is the news item along with a picture for all you skeptics. And as far as I can tell, unlike some other news items in recent times, this is not a hoax :-) . I have a question, though. How many of those guardsmen standing at attention in the picture suffered a thrombosis trying to stop themselves from cracking up?

1 comment:

AMOK said...

Since the lifetime of a penguin is less than 25 yrs, this is obviously a hoax or a marketing event, ie, a hoax. The fact that it was done August 15 no doubt is a snide reference to a certain country's independence Day. Now imagine another story. "Dadasaheb Phalke Award goes to the village goat for an excellent role in THE VIRGIN GOAT . No doubt it would be the laughing stock and Raoul Basou would not write a blog on it. Or would he? Not now! Why can't South Asians first in things that count???