March 24, 2006

A 250-year-old tortoise...

... has died. The animal was older than the United States. It doesn't seem that there now exists any animal in the world who is anywhere near as old as was dear Addwaita, "the one and only." Goodbye!

11 comments:

Michael Farris said...

And just three days before retirement ..... MENDOZAAAAA!!!!!!!!

David53 said...

Would you want to live 250 years?

ShadyCharacter said...

My pet turtle told me it's all downhill after 175...

MadisonMan said...

Sad. One less connection to the past.

$CAV3NG3R said...

Wow....now I understand why in yoruba folklore the tortoise is considered the wisest of all animals. Wonder what stories he would have told had he been able to talk or had we been able to interprete its language?

PatCA said...

He's almost the Zelig of the tortoise world. Sad!

Mark said...

I think if he could have talked, he'd pass on this wisdom: "Mmmm, I like daisies."

Mark Daniels said...

A "slow post day" at Althouse is capped by an item about a tortoise. Some Fridays are like that.

Mark Daniels

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Tortoise rigor mortis.

Bob said...

Damn, we need a single payer plan to prevent this happening in the future. Plays right into Democrat healthcare themes.

bearbee said...

R.I.P.