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Old 03-13-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Jonathan the 182-year-old tortoise is oldest living animal

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/tortoise...180300866.html

Just what do you get a 182-year-old for his birthday? Well, if it's Jonathan the giant tortoise, thought to be the world's oldest living land animal, a bunch of bananas or a few carrots would be perfect. But not too many—overindulging on anything but grass gives him an upset stomach.
More on Yahoo: Belgian Shepherd Dog Sniffs Out South Africa's Rare Tortoise
Jonathan lives on St. Helena, a remote British-governed island in the South Atlantic where Napoleon was exiled in 1815 and died in 1821. No one knows precisely how he got there. His species, Dipsochelys hololissa, is native to the Seychelles, located in the Indian Ocean—thousands of miles away around the tip of Africa. Driven to near extinction by the mid-1800s, there are fewer than 15 Seychelles tortoises left, all in captivity. According to a recent profile of Jonathan by the BBC, tortoises were once stacked on trading ships as a convenient source of food. Somehow, he managed to escape becoming a sailor's dinner and ended up living nearly two peaceful centuries on the rolling lawn of Plantation House, the governor's mansion, along with four other tortoise companions, David, Emma, Fredrika, and Myrtle. His life has spanned the reigns of seven British monarchs, and he's seen 33 different governors of the island come and go.

 
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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With the margin bullshit going on in this thread, there's no way I'm reading that shit.

 
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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all i can think of is hubie the galapagos turtle

"Give 'er one of these and one of these..."

 
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:56 PM   #4
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He probably wants to be dead.

 
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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whales can live that long and since whales are usually underwater I am going to assert there is probably a whale older than this bitch turtle

 
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:09 PM   #6
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Please copy and paste more news articles thanks

 
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:06 AM   #7
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Probably only 60 or 70 years on the oldest human.

 
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:47 AM   #8
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how do they know he's that old? he might be lying.

 
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3899942656/h074B8A21/

 
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:11 PM   #10
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:42 AM   #11
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When I glance at this thread title I keep on thinking it's a thread about blink-182

 
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:04 PM   #12
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If he's that old his memory is probably shot, so he's probably always wondering what his age is, again.

*rimshot*

 
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:14 PM   #13
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Quote:
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When I glance at this thread title I keep on thinking it's a thread about blink-182
This.

 
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:47 PM   #14
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He's so old, it seems like he might last forever, forever, and ever.

 
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:01 PM   #15
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i read somewhere that there was a turtle who died in the 70s that lived through the american revolution and the civil war and ww2 ect. it was from india and then traded off by merchants and ended up in america.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:03 PM   #16
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I can't recall the source, but I read once about a whale killed by japanese whalers in the 2000s that had a spearhead imbedded deep in its body that was dated back to whalers from new england in the late 1700s

 
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