Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Two-Headed Turtle Found In China

The Grave Digger
If it's not twins or triplets, it's two-headed turtles.

This golden coin turtle, found in China, was bought at a Qingdao animal market last year.

According to press reports released Wednesday, the turtle's two heads cooperate well and can even eat at the same time. Its owner says the reptile eats more than one-headed turtles do and has grown over the past year.

Supposedly, the turtle developed its "unusual anatomy" while still in the egg (meaning, the two turtles didn't see each other and attempt to fuse, a la Hedwig and the Angry Inch). The embryo did not fully split into two.

Survival rates for two-headed animals tend to be lower in the wild. However, in a protected environment these animals can thrive.

Link. I would say that also in advertisements such individuals can thrive.

Behold! Also featured in National Geographic:

Two-Headed Advertisement Found In Right Column

Indexed by tags two headed, turtle, golden coin, National Geographic, China.

Image credits: "Two-headed Turtle," ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images, via National Geographic, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.


Blogger The Good Reverend said...

Another success story for Google Adsense text recognition!

9:44 PM  
Blogger The Good Reverend said...

Can we race the turtles?

1:33 PM  

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