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Mystery picture

What’s this picture?

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and why might I be interested in it?

(It’s not the whole picture, so I claim fair use – I don’t know who the copyright holder is. And the clipped space hides a fairly vital clue).

[UPDATE: 2007-12-23:

It’s a penguin, drawn by Robert Shackelton. There’s also one by Robert Scott.  They were discovered in a basement in the Scott Polar Research Institute which is just next to The Chemistry lab in Cambridge. There was a TV van there two days ago…

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iKl5uJqCfIDn9RKK1LZK2JmKTxhwD8TM770G0

and

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7154205.stm

and

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/21/npenguin121.xml

P.

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3 Responses to “Mystery picture”

  1. Mat Todd says:

    Great Scott! Did you find them?

  2. pm286 says:

    (1) No, but I’m very close

  3. cctv says:

    Seems strange that they just “found” them in a basement. I wonder what other amazing things they have down there.

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