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I Can’t Breathe!

Nae's Nest —  April 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

Any got a forklift?

Pinta Island Tortoise

Nae's Nest —  April 1, 2012 — 1 Comment

f you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Lonesome George, but just in case, here’s a quick recap of the world’s most lonely tortoise. The Pinta Island tortoises are one of the many subspecies of Galapagos tortoises, but what makes this specific breed so special is the fact that there is only one known to be in existence. That would be poor Lonesome George. George was discovered on Pinta Island on December 1, 1971, after the island’s vegetation was destroyed by feral goats. He was rescued from the island and brought to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, where he would have plenty of food to munch on. George was penned with two females of other Galapagos subspecies, but while they have laid eggs, none have been fertile. George is estimated to be around 100 years old (reasonably young for a tortoise) and he’s very healthy, so he should be in his reproductive prime. Scientists are offering a reward of $10,000 for anyone who discovers a female Pinta Island tortoise who may help save the subspecies. [Image courtesy of putneymark’s Flickr stream.] Read the full text here: –brought to you by mental_floss!

Who’s the wiseguy?

Nae's Nest —  March 30, 2012 — 1 Comment

What idiot decided to skin the Easter Bunny?  Now he will be scaring children everywhere.

I Carry On

Nae's Nest —  March 27, 2012 — 3 Comments

You came unexpectantly

Swept me off my feet

Made my heart leap

Fulfilled me completely

Miles of mountains

Fields and deserts

Oceans wide and deep

Keeping us apart

Our day will come

Your face so real

Your eyes I see

Your arms I feel

Our hearts will unite

Our love will take flight

The promise complete

Our tomorrow in sight

by Renee Robinson

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