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Pittsburgh Penguins burned by Discovery on Twitter

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An emperor penguin, not to be confused with a Pittsburgh Penguin.STAFF/REUTERS

An emperor penguin, not to be confused with a Pittsburgh Penguin.

The Penguins discovered that, sometimes, it’s better to keep their beaks closed when they’re not playing.

The team’s Twitter account got iced by the Discovery channel Wednesday when they tried to get cute and respond to a tweet from the network about actual penguins.

“On average, emperor penguins grow to be 3.8 feet tall,” Discovery tweeted, which prompted the Penguins to respond:

“As of May 13, 2015, the average Pittsburgh Penguin grows to be 6’1”.”

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Discovery didn’t play along with the banter, though, and burned the Penguins.

“Strange. Our latest observations show no Penguin activity currently on ice in Pittsburgh. Where did they go?” Discovery responded for all of their 3.49 million followers to see.

Yikes.

The Penguins — who were eliminated by the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs — responded in the only appropriate way. With silence.

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