Amazing! Penguin travels 5000 miles to see man who saved his life

Sounds like a fable but,it real. There is a loyal penguin who travels 5,000 miles every year to visit the man who saved him from the brink of death.

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Retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, found the animal back in 2011 when he washed up on a beach, starving and covered in oil.

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Joao, who named the penguin Dindim after discovering him in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, decided to take the creature home and nurse it back to health. Once Dindim was well again, Joao released him back into the wild – and didn’t expect to see the penguin ever again.
But just a few months later, the South American Magellanic penguin returned to the beach and followed Joao home.

According to Globo TV, Dindim spends eight months with Joao and the rest of the year breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile – 5,000 miles away.

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Joao told the Brazilian news channel: “I love the penguin like he’s my own child and I believe the penguin loves me.”No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do. He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up.”He arrives in June and leaves to go home in February, and every year he becomes more affectionate as he appears even happier to see me.”

My thoughts are how times do we remember a good deed someone did for us. We easily remember the bad deeds. Perhaps if we remember the good deeds and overlook the not so good ones, we will have a richer and more meaningful existence.

Culled from the UK Mirror

Joke : A Blind Man & His Favourite Sport, Parachuting

A blind man was describing his favorite sport, parachuting. When asked how this was accomplished, he said that things were all done for him: ‘I am placed in the door with my seeing eye dog and told when to jump. My hand is placed on my release ring for me and out I go with the dog.’

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‘But how do you know when you are going to land?’ he was asked. ‘I have a very keen sense of smell, and I can smell the trees and grass when I am 300 feet from the ground’ he answered.

‘But how do you know when to lift your legs for the final arrival on the ground?’ he was again asked. He quickly answered: ‘Oh, the dog’s leash goes slack.’

Soichiro Honda : How He Started Honda

Soichiro Honda was a mechanic at a garage. His job was to tune cars to prepare them for races. Honda founded Tōkai Seiki, a piston rings manufacturing company in 1937.

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This company won a contract to supply piston rings to an established automobile company – Toyota. But soon after, he lost the contract due to the poor quality of the products. He took time out to better understand Toyota’s quality control processes, and by 1941, Honda was able to mass produce piston rings acceptable to Toyota.

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Toyota took a 40% stake in his company, but Honda was demoted from president to senior managing director. Tōkai Seiki’s manufacturing plants were destroyed in US bomb attacks in 1944. Honda sold the salvageable remains of the company to Toyota and used the proceeds to found the Honda Technical Research Institute in October 1946.

He worked with a staff of 12 men in a 172-square-foot shack. They built and sold improvised motorized bicycles by building their own copy of Tohatsu engines, and supplying these to customers to attach to their bicycles. Honda Motor Company grew in a short time to become the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles by 1964.

Honda thereafter entered into mini pick-up trucks & finally into the car segment and today is a serious competitor to Toyota.