Think of the penguins you know and love today — those toddling, flightless birds, perpetually sporting a tuxedo and charming the world over with their sweet deposition and desire for endless tickles.
I can't be the only one who went through an intense penguin phase as a kid. At some point or another, I think we've all dreamed of owning one of these adorable creatures for ourselves because how hard can it be to take care of an arctic sea bird? They're basically like cats, right?
While penguins nowadays are relatively small and (we'd like to think) super cuddly, it turns out ancient penguins were not quite so innocent. In fact, they were massive.