Ever since the rise in popularity of and familiarity with Linux (GNU-Linux for those that prefer), penguins have been popping up all over the place.
No better example that the Penguin Teaboy ... a penguin with a pocketwatch that lifts your tea bag out of your cup after your optimum brew time. $18.98 + P&P from Signals.
In my opinion, a specious product if there ever was one.
In our canteen, the perfect brew time can be achieved by popping the tea bag in the cardboard cup, fill with hot water, walk to the cash till, hand over the money, and immediately take the tea bag out and add milk on the counter behind the till.
Use the human penguin: no need for some plastic!
(via Shiny Shiny)