Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Huddling

I had been so looking forward to an outing to watch Shadow Machine at W2, but my stomach had other plans and misbehaved.

Earlier today I was reading more on kleptotherming and the Admiral penguins huddling procedures and wonder how this might be adaptable to a short legged, frozen woman in a supposedly temperate climate. Penguins have a nifty “wings out” approach where they lift their wings out as a deflection against the cold. They puff their feathers to trap air. I think the common armpit may mimic this action and shall experiment.  They also have bald patches that are less impressive. They have excellent blood flow control to their feet.

 

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