It’s no secret that the Geyser of Awesome loves a good sweater, particularly when they’re impressively ugly and/or being worn by cute animals. We’ve seen sweaters on Shetland ponies, cats, pugs, turtles, mini pigs, lambs and even snakes. There was also that unforgettably upsetting clown sweater worn by wilwheaton, but let’s try to stay on track.

Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.

And you can help them.

If you’re a knitter you can download the penguin sweater pattern here and send in sweaters. But wait, if you aren’t a knitter but still want to help, you can support the foundation by clicking here to donate or adopt a penguin. Put a penguin in a sweater and you’ve not only made the world a cuter place, you’ve also helped save a penguin.

Click here to learn more about the Penguin Foundation and their awesomely good work.

[via Fashionably Geek]

This awesome Gingerbread Rudolph the Red-Nosed AT-AT was created by Chef Aaron Lawrence of the Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, BC. The geektastic holiday treat was made for the 5th Annual Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase, which starts tomorrow, November 23rd.
The Canadian National Gingerbread Showcase takes place in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. You know a country cares a lot about gingerbread when they gather annually to show off their edible architecture skills.
[via Technabob]

This awesome Gingerbread Rudolph the Red-Nosed AT-AT was created by Chef Aaron Lawrence of the Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, BC. The geektastic holiday treat was made for the 5th Annual Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase, which starts tomorrow, November 23rd.

The Canadian National Gingerbread Showcase takes place in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. You know a country cares a lot about gingerbread when they gather annually to show off their edible architecture skills.

[via Technabob]

“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”
We’ve seen plenty of gingerbread houses over the years. We’ve even made a few of our own. But this is the first time we’ve seen a gingerbread Millennium Falcon.
Entitled Canoe Wars, this edible masterpiece was created by the folks at the Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, BC for Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase 2012.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”

We’ve seen plenty of gingerbread houses over the years. We’ve even made a few of our own. But this is the first time we’ve seen a gingerbread Millennium Falcon.

Entitled Canoe Wars, this edible masterpiece was created by the folks at the Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, BC for Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase 2012.

[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

It’s time for another uplifting visit to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. Actually, this time it’s a revisit of sorts:

About a month ago we introduced you to a pair of baby marsupials, a joey and a wombat named Anzac and Peggy, orphans who had became fast friends while in the care of the kinds folks at the Wild about Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia. It’s clear from the top photo that Anzac not only enjoys Peggy’s company, but also finds her ear to be rather tasty. 

We’re delighted to report Anzac and Peggy are both doing well and have since taken in a third little friend - Cupcake the Swamp Wallaby. All three of these cute little creatures were orphaned when motor vehicle accidents killed their mothers, but they now have each other and, of course, the gentle caretakers at the Wild About Wildlife Rescue Center. The center estimates that Anzac and Peggy were between 3-4 months old when they arrived, while Cupcake is thought to be about 5 months old. All three are fed a low lactose milk formula and keep each other cozy and warm.

As you can tell from these images, the trio gets along splendidly, and Cupcake the Wallaby is particularly active these days. “When you are looking for her, you don’t bother looking on the floor, you look up to see what piece of furniture she is about to launch herself from,” reports Wild About Wildlife founder Alistair Brown. The rescue center’s intention is to release them to the wild when they are old enough.

[via ZooBorns]

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