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There was a hilarious caption war on this Wikipedia photo of an 'indifferent penguin'

“We cannot reliably verify the mind of the penguin as indifferent.”

PART OF THE beauty of Wikipedia is that anyone can edit it.

And last night, the internet launched a full-on assault on this photo of an Antarctic Explorer serenading a penguin with a tune on the bagpipes.

The following side-by-side photo went viral last night.

And topped Reddit’s r/funny subreddit.

fas Source: amy

People quickly flocked to the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition to have their own fun with the caption.

For instance, people began adding in ‘left’ and ‘right’ into the caption, lest anyone get confused.

pioerker Source: Wikipedia

Oh, they had their fun.

puro23 Source: amy

But not all of the edits were merely done for ‘fun’. Some were considered and thoughtful, and really took the penguins feelings into account.

added ‘apparently’ indifferent penguin, we cannot reliably verify the mind of the penguin as indifferent

indifff Source: Wikipedia

appretn Source: Wikipedia

Wikipedia: always committed to accuracy.

At one point, the ‘indifferent’ was removed altogether in favour of ‘captive’.

catpve Source: Wikipedia

captive Source: Wikipedia

Solid logic.

The debate over whether a penguin could really be described as ‘indifferent’ raged on and on.

inf Source: Wikipedia

fas Source: amy

And as of this morning, the caption was restored to its original.

pengin2 Source: Wikipedia

We’ll miss you, indifferent penguin.

At least Wikipedia saw the humour, right?

aw Source: Wikipedia/Twitter

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Amy O'Connor

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