- Penguins are flightless sea-birds, found mainly in the southern hemisphere and in Antarctica in particular. They are also chocolate biscuits. Both appear to be enjoyed by children of all ages.
- “Boy Overboard” is a novel by Morris Gleitzman, published by Penguin Books. It tells the tale of some children who, after many adventures are rescued by the Australian Navy.
- In August 1930, the Royal Australian Navy submarine depot ship, HMAS Platypus was renamed HMAS Penguin. In 1941 it was renamed HMAS Platypus again.
- In 1936, an Australian radiographer named Frank Shackleton-Fergus, became the first man to X-ray a live duck-billed platypus.
- In 1907, Frank Shackleton, younger brother of the famous explorer, Earnest Shackleton, was suspected of having stolen the Irish Crown Jewels.
- The Koh-i-Noor diamond forms part of the British crown jewels.
- The Czech arts supplies company, Koh-i-Noor manufactures chalk and oil based crayons and pastels.
- The crayon brand name Crayola was derived from the French words craie (chalk) and oléagineux (oily).
- Crayola crayons are made by Binney and Smith, a company originally known as the Peekskill Chemical Company.
- In 2006, the sculptor Michael Mahalchick was a contributor to the Peekskill Project, in Peekskill, NY.
- Sculptor Jocelyn Shipley collaborated with Michael Mahalchick in the 2002 exhibition, ‘Transmogrification’.
- The sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth was born Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth
I posted the above some time ago on Stevyn Colgan‘s Joined Up Thinking site over at Ning. Sadly this site no longer exists, so I thought I’d give my contribution a new airing here.