MP3 penguin: Move over, Hello Kitty

Blinking eyes, moving beak and a bow tie.

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Contrary to popular belief, Hello Kitty isn't the only animal that's trying to infiltrate all segments of human life. Penguins--or "gwins," as fellow Craver Caroline McCarthy affectionately refers to them--are a close second.

The latest example is the "iBird 1000" (aka the "Singing Chick"), a Chinese-made MP3 player that has OLED screen, FM tuner, voice recorder and integrated speaker. But as Technabob rightly notes, the headphone-wearing penguin's most distinguishing features are its LED-blinking eyes, moving beak and, of course, its red bow tie.

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