Turtles were at the center of a hundred-year evolutionary controversy since the 1887 discovery of a Proganochelys fossil in Germany. AS PBS Eons explains, the question of how turtles got their shells led scientists "to rethink the entire history of reptile evolution." Read the rest
Shot at a zoo in Costa Rica, this footage gives a little glimpse into the hypnotic spectator sport that watching these little guys could be. You could pick up your Walmart bong, catch a flight to the zoo, park yourself in front of the tank, and have a real nice afternoon.
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A man apparently tried to smuggle his pet turtle on a China Southern Airlines flight by disguising it as a hamburger. Airport screeners noted the legs protruding from the bun. “There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” the man reportedly insisted. “There’s nothing special to see inside.” (South China Morning Post)
The image above is not the pet turtle but rather a real fake turtle burger. Recipe available here. Read the rest
No berry is safe from Peanut the turtlet. Read the rest