How the Macaroni penguin got its name

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What links crested penguins, young fashionable men from the 18th century and a popular type of pasta? Zoologist Dr Joanna Bagniewska, FameLab finalist in 2014, explains, in a story that takes us from Europe to the Falkland Islands via the American War of Independence.

FameLab is an international science communication competition by Cheltenham Science Festivals and the British Council.

Dr Bagniewska is a teaching fellow at the University of Reading and won the International Alumni Award at the FameLab final in 2014.

Read more about how to become a science communicator and take part in FameLab 2017 here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/public-engagement/famelab/participate-famelab

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Resources:
Beauchamp, W. M. (1889). Macaroni. The Journal of American Folklore,2(5), 159-159.
Hawkins, S. (2009). The British pop dandy: masculinity, popular music and culture. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..
Steele, V. (1985). The social and political significance of Macaroni fashion.Costume, 19(1), 94-109.

Credits:
Photo of penguins (1) © Adrian Scottow, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chodhound/8365303321
Photo of penguins (2) © David Stanley, licenced under CC BY 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidstanleytravel/15798589947
Photo of penguins (3) © David Cook, licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kookr/12608034134
Photo of penguins (4) © Roderick Eime, licenced under CC BY 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rodeime/13898606007
Photo of penguin (5) © NOAA Photo Library, licenced under CC BY 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib/27968292906
Photo of penguin (6) © Liam Quinn, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/liamq/5892944178
Photo of plate of pasta © Steve Johnson, licenced under CC BY 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artbystevejohnson/4797528264
Image of “The Macaroni. A real Character at the late Masquerade", mezzotint by Philip Dawe, 1773, licenced under public domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Philip_Dawe,_The_Macaroni._A_Real_Character_at_the_Late_Masquerade_(1773).jpg
Image of "What! Is this my son Tom?", a June 24th 1774 caricature on extreme "Macaroni" fashions of the 1770s, licenced under public domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:What-is-This-my-Son-Tom-1774.jpg
Photo of gold coins © Liam Quinn, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/liamq/5892944178
Old map of Europe licenced under public domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:18th-century_maps_of_Europe#/media/File:1743_Homann_Heirs_-_Haas_Map_of_Europe_-_Geographicus_-_Europa-hmhr-1743.jpg
Old map of Italy licenced under public domain:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:45332601nd7_(1).jpg
Photo of penguin (6) © Liam Quinn, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0, and adapted from the original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/liamq/5892944178
Images of gold coins, disco ball, cartoon dancers, heart: www.pixabay.com
Music: BHloop.wav © galaxykidgamma, licenced under CC BY-NC 3.0 and adapted from the original: http://www.freesound.org/people/galaxykidgamma/sounds/87741/#comments

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