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Item#: 5451
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Special Containment Procedures: SCP-5451-2A instances are to be stored in a standard containment locker. No animals of the family Spheniscidae are allowed to make contact with the advertisements. SCP-5451-2B instances found to have memetic effects are to be blocked by Foundation Web Crawler Πουλί . All materials released by SCP-5451 is to be disseminated as Foundation Cover R621 ("Online Roleplay"). In addition, a Foundation web crawler is to track the posts and conversations of SCP-5451-1 instances to detect any anomalous activity.

Description: SCP-5451 is a virtual school primarily attended by animals in the family Spheniscidae, more commonly known as penguins. Hosted on the site, students interact with teachers through voice chat along with assignments sent through messaging programs.

SCP-5451-1 are a group of sentient, English-speaking penguins that can access the internet through anomalous means. Communication with other SCP-5451-1 instances are done through a forum on the site Non-anomalous penguins turn into SCP-5451-1 instances when they come into contact with advertisements made by previous SCP-5451-1 instances. These memetically enhanced advertisements (henceforth referred to as SCP-5451-2) come in two forms, flyers or banner ads, SCP-5451-2A and SCP-5451-2B respectively.

SCP-5451-2A instances are flyers composed of feathers that are covered in urea. They are found in penguin mating spots after mating season. Penguins that come into contact with SCP-5451-2A turn into an SCP-5451-1 instance. After one academic year, they are enrolled in SCP-5451.
SCP-5451-2B instances are banner ads found on the Internet. They take the format of a penguin on the foreground along with the text "(common name of a penguin) Penguin School, the best University in the country!", or some variation of the text. Subjects that come into contact with an SCP-5451-2B instance have a 25% chance of contributing to penguin conservation efforts using the forums.

The forum used by SCP-5451-1 instances to communicate

Addendum 1.1: Attempted Interview with SCP-5451-1 instances

On 2021/02/01, Junior Researcher Cook was assigned to arrange an interview on the SCP-5451-1 instances to gather general information about SCP-5451 and SCP-5451-2

Addendum 1.2: Establishing Relations Among SCP-5451-1 instances

Due to negative reception of SCP-5451-1 instances to their inquiries, Junior Researcher Cook first establishes their reputation among the SCP-5451-1 instances

Addendum 1.3: Information about SCP-54512
Under the guise of a school project, Junior Researcher Cook interviews an SCP-5451-1 instance about the nature of SCP-5451-2 instances

Addendum 1.4: Culture of SCP-5451-1 Instances
To learn more about the culture of SCP-5451-1 instances, Junior Researcher Cook, under the username "beep beep lettuce", interviews multiple SCP-5451-1 instances under the guise of a school project over multiple months. After 10 months, Junior Researcher Cook publishes a paper entitled The Culture of SCP-5451: A VIew Into the Life of Anomalous Penguins Through an Online School. An excerpt of the paper is available below along with an excerpt of the interviews done by Junior Researcher Cook on SCP-5451-1 instances.
A copy of the full paper and interview log can be received from either Junior Researcher Cook or Senior Researcher Drake.

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