On Friday, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson — astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the television show “Cosmos” — claimed that “100%” of “free” penguins (as opposed to penguins enslaved in zoos?) live in the Southern Hemisphere:

Busted! Fact-check from Sean Davis of The Federalist:

Doesn’t everyone know about the majestic — and free — Galapagos penguin that lives north of the Equator? Sheesh.

As we wait for a correction from the esteemed Dr. Tyson, here are some hilarious tweets mocking this egregious (or is it egg-regious?) error to pass the time:


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