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Aug 25th 2008 1:53PM Sam - Before you post a comment calling someone elses an idiot, do a little research so you don't look like one too. SUNNY is completely WRONG in thinking that turtles have teeth, because they DON'T. They have a powerful beak-like jaws. Snapping Turtle possesses extraordinary bite strength and its mouth closes with tremendous speed and force. It has nothing to do with their arms/paws, etc. It does have to do with them snapping their mouths shut. They also have a highly mobile head and neck and can/will stretch their necks halfway back across their own shell to bite. The Alligator Snapper even have a "worm-shaped" appendage on the tip of its tongue used to lure fish.
To all the morons out their who think that it is a turtle without its shell... Really... Are you that stupid? Biology and the internet, do a little research. Turtles are born with their shells. It is part of their spinal column. That is why they tell you never to pick a turtle up by its tail. There is a high chance of injuring the turtle, especially the tail itself and the vertebral column.
Apr 15th 2008 4:27PM In response to mathmanbill... There were more details about his "death" on the link in the middle of the article.
"Mrs Jenkins said loggers at a remote camp found a dying Caucasian man lying in a canoe – without any clothing – and that she believed it was her brother.
The man’s body had been buried in a mass grave in the PNG city of Lae, where other unidentified people were laid to rest, she said.
Supreme Court Justice Andrew Beech ruled that it was fair to say Flanagan, who would have turned 57 this year, was dead."