"Fans of Linux, trains, and the bizarre were amused worldwide
last month when the story surfaced that a passenger train was
brought to a sudden halt outside of Neuwied, Germany by a
human-sized stuffed penguin found laying across the tracks. While
the encounter seemed comical at first glance, details that have
emerged since suggest that it is no laughing matter.
"According to Ananova, the stuffed toy penguin was found laying
across the tracks outside of Neuwied on Sunday, November 13 2005,
interrupting the train scheduled to arrive from Linz..."