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Penguins can’t fly because their wings have become adapted for swimming. The guillemot, which is very closely related, can only just fly, but like the penguin is excellent at diving.

The London Olympic pool has been designed with science in mind – for example, the sides and ends have a special trough that dissipates waves, and the bottom of the pool is movable, again to reduce the impact of waves. The lane markers are also designed to cut turbulence. Pool water will be used to flush the venue’s toilets.

Olympic Games 27 July – 12 August

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