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Polar bears

@pat_irishmusic It seems everyone wants to be Irish these days -- even polar bears are claiming Irish ancestors. It's true.

@SiobhanDowling We can now claim Knut retrospectively.

@amyalkon I've yet to meet one with that adorable way of saying "lovely".

@huttriver Irish eyes were smiling in the polar bear family too.

@robbyhickman The Brendan Bear Voyage: not only were first Europeans to North America Irish -- Irish bears colonised the Arctic.

@willmcgrath81 This Irish diaspora thing is taking the p*** now.

@chibchenko Penguins look a little bit like Guinness, maybe they're Irish too.

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