Thursday, January 01, 2009

Turtles aren't green

Being a father of a 1-year-old, I often find myself forced to lie in order to hold up social conventions. Chief among them is the fallacy that turtles are green. Maybe one out of every 200 turtles you see are actually green. All the rest are grayish brown. Yet children's books and TV shows declare them universally green, and saps like me go along with the fraud.

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