The big news is that after a long hard winter huddled together on the ice Mark & Liz hatched a chick. Alice was born on 21st January, which coincidentally is also the 12th anniversary of Macaroni Penguins first gig (at Piggy's Party - which I reckon also means Piggy must be celebrating his birthday around the same time). This much celbrated date is just over a couple of weeks after Liz's own birthday, and only three days after Mike's birthday.
According to an article in New Scientist the benefits of being born in January (or August) seem to be that you are less likely to suffer from various mental illnesses than the rest of us.
"It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to."