World Turtle Day

Everything has a day.  May 23rd is World Turtle Day.  Does that mean we should stuff our faces with gooey chocolate goodness while learning about turtles?  I can take care of the second part, you’re on your own for the first.

If you see a turtle crossing the road and want to help, pick it up and move to the side it was heading towards.  Otherwise you’re just making it start all over again.  Maybe it’s trying to get away from the chicken that came over.

Two tortoises orbited the moon in the Russian space probe Zond 5 in 1968.  Apparently they lost 10% of their body weight but had the same appetite.  Why Weight Watchers hasn’t cashed in on this yet I’ll never understand.


Male turtles usually select their mates by sniffing females tails.  Many jokes come to mind.  None of them are funny.

Turtles have been around for over 220 million years, while home raised turtles can live for anywhere from 30 to 100 years.  Better get re-writing that will.

Leatherback sea turtles can grow to over 1000 pounds.  Good thing they spend most of their time in the water.

The temperature of the sand a turtles eggs are laid in can play a role in what sex the turtles become.  The warmer the sand, the faster the incubation period and the more females will be born.

A sea turtle's life cycle. The men appear to be laziest.  That's an inter-species thing.

A sea turtle’s life cycle. The men appear to be laziest. That’s an inter-species thing.

I debated going with a Finding Nemo video or a hatching baby turtle video here.  Screw it, here’s both.  Happy World Turtle Day!

And a bonus video…don’t get it stuck in your head.


  One thought on “World Turtle Day

  1. May 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

    i really like this post 🙂

    Good work 🙂


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