today i learned – mon 8th jan 2018

right, today we’re having another animal fact πŸ™ˆ

i know that we’re pretty animal heavy at the mo … but they keep appearing πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ also, it’s about penguins, so πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

#tdil that there is a penguin out there with a legit army rank! 🐧

it’s not some made up rubbish rank either 😱 this penguin is a full on brigadier … in the norwegian guard (that the penguin is part of) that’s a step above knighthood … yup, not only is this penguin an army officer, he’s also a ‘sir’ πŸ™ˆ

anyway, details – the lovely king penguin in question is named sir nils olav and he resides at edinburgh zoo. adopted by the zoo in 1972, he’s named after major nils egelien, the dude that organised the adoption, and the at-the-time king of norway, king olav (not the snowman from frozen)

at the time of his adoption, sir nils olav was made a mascot of the norwegian guard πŸ‘πŸ» ever since then, he has progressed through the ranks! the little dude has been a corporal, sergeant, sergeant major … all sorts! πŸ˜‚

a penguin has literally achieved more in life than i have πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

apparently, the norwegian guard like to visit nils every couple of years and he is held in very high regard! 😏

also, his knighthood was legit approved by the king of norway before it was given to him … this penguin is legit balling 😱

that’s probably enough about a penguin that has achieved life goals πŸ™ˆ so i’m going to leave it there πŸ˜‚ hopefully you’ve found this amusing!

in a bit peeps 😌 #tdil


i think this might be my favourite fact of 2018 so far πŸ˜‚ if you fancy figuring it out for yourself, head ->here<- for more goodness πŸ‘πŸ»

(image credit time! the header is legit nils and came from ->here<-, the first image came from ->here<- and the second one ->here<-)

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