From Empire Antarctica:

  • It is possible to taxidermize a baby penguin using carpet tacks, a toffee hammer, rolled-up tissue paper, wood glue and marbles (for the eyes).
  • Early whaling vessels used penguin corpses as fuel for rendering whale blubber, ‘burning penguins like faggots beneath ...
Schlump

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Hans Herbert Grimm

Schlump is seventeen, a romantic, a chancer and a dreamer. It’s 1915 so naturally he volunteers for war. In France he is assigned an administrative position in a small town and has a marvellous time. But when he gets to the trenches, where ...

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