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Smoking tortoise found in China
Posted 3/29/08
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080327/od_afp/chinawildlifeoffbeat_080327121536


One day, Yun teased the tortoise by putting a cigarette butt into its mouth, and to his surprise it started to smoke it, according to the news agency.

From then on, he shared his cigarettes with his pet, Xinhua said.

"It seems to have become addicted," Yun was quoted as saying.

"Whenever I smoke in front of it, it will stick its head out of the water and fidget about until I give it the stub."

Yun proved his claim by putting a cigarette in the tortoise's mouth in front the paper's reporter and his neighbours, Xinhua quoted the newspaper as saying.

To everyone's surprise, the tortoise finished it in less than four minutes, the news agency said.
Posted 3/29/08
wow a tortoise smokes.. @@ 4 minutes! thats faster then how people smoke right? i dont know i dont smoke..^^;;
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Posted 3/29/08
Thats a brilliant way to kill of peta o.o Send them to china!!!!
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Posted 3/29/08
That's sad. It's gonna have lung problems later down in life. I didn't even know turtles were that smart.
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Posted 3/29/08
That is sad! The turtle is going to get sick.
Posted 3/29/08
Given the fact that it's body weight is so low, I'd think a whole cigarette would be deadly to it. Nicotine is actually a poison that evolved to kill bugs that were eating the tobacco plant, so a high enough amount of it, based on body weight, will kill something.
Posted 3/29/08
.. Wow, that's sad. Now they got animals doing it >>
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Posted 3/29/08
wow dats a cool tortoise
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Posted 3/29/08
China is full of surprises
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Posted 3/29/08
Tortoises are now smarter o 0.

If it wasn't killing it, I'd say that is pretty cool.
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Posted 3/29/08
What a stupid man, teasing the tortoise by giving it a smoke..now it's apparently addicted. It's unhealthy for humans so it's not going to do the tortoise any good.
How ridiculous.
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Posted 3/29/08
wow amamzing
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Posted 3/29/08
Yun is a bloody idiot. If nicotine does so much damage to human lungs, wtf would happen to a tortoise?
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Posted 3/29/08
dude, wow.
Posted 3/29/08
I love tortoises!
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