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It's 11:40 am and sunny in Los Angeles, California, not a cloud in the sky and the temperature just hit 65° F. One could say it's the type of weather that inspired The Mamas and the Papas to sing about "California dreaming on such a winter's day."

Looking south to Antarctica, it was another warm one, with the temperature also hitting 65° F, making it the warmest day ever recorded on the continent. The temperature was measured at Argentina's Esperanza research station at its northern tip, CNN reported.

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Antarctica Post Office Is Hiring

The job requires a whole lot of penguin wrangling.

Port Lockroy, courtesy of Mike Merritt

Attention all Millennials looking for work! We may have the position for you, if you can stand the sometimes-brutal working conditions. Recently, those who applied to run the post office in Goudier, a micro island off the Antarctic Peninsula, were warned about some of the unusual job hazards they might face. These include extremes in temperature, a lack of running water, and the possibility of being ravaged by the island’s 2,000-plus penguins, described as “smelly” and intrusive.

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When Humans Fight, but Animals Win

Penguins have resorted to using landmines to keep pesky humans away.

Chances are when you think “Falkland Islands,” you think of the extremely disproportionate war in 1982, when Argentina and the United Kingdom faced off over 200-some rocky islands off the coast of South America. The 74-day-long conflict incurred over 900 casualties, and reaffirmed the UK’s sovereignty over the Falkland’s roughly 1,800 people and 400,000 sheep. But for some scientists and conservationists, the Falkland Islands mean one thing: penguins. Home to one million Gentoo, King, Macaroni, Magellanic, and Southern Rockhopper penguins, the islands boast a stunning and diverse population of aquatic birds. Amazingly, their ability to thrive can largely be linked back to the military excesses of the war.

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To Make Healthy Cereal Taste Better, Just Add Penguins

Can the art on a cereal box make kids think food tastes better, or think that it's healthier?

Hey kids, look closely at these cereals. Which is better?

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