Neta: Norway Knights Penguin Soldier, Scots Amused
Usually when I scope out Neta for awesome shots I let the pictures do most of the talking, but this shot just BEGGED for some additional research:
Just this past week, a visiting regiment of Norwegian troops visited Scotland and knighted a king penguin named Nils Olav at the nearby Edinburgh Zoo. If that wasn’t strange enough, you should also know that back in 2005 Nils Olav was promoted to Colonel-in-Chief of this guard regiment (being a mascot has its perks, I suppose). Combine that with the fact that this isn’t the first time Norway’s recruited a penguin into their ranks (another Nils Olav was added to the troop back in the 1970s) and you’ve got a totally ridiculous awesome story.