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2/19/12 3:41 P

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ha thanks for the laugh!

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2/15/12 3:44 P

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BUDDYSMYFRIEND:
My father was a herpetologist and we had turtles in tanks all over the apartment (and I mean ALL OVER) and I never thought I'd learn something new about turtles.
Thanks for enlightening me.

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2/15/12 2:47 P

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Kurt, you really got my curiousity up, so I had to BING turtles breathing through their butts. There is more info on www.answerbag.com/q_view/928168 about butt-breathers than you'll ever want to know. emoticon

The BEST part of this, and the reason I choked on my breakfast, was the little mini-descriptions of the sites that you find when you're searching. This one said, and this is an actual copy/paste:

Can turtles breathe through their butts? | Answerbag
Can turtles breathe through their ... which some turtles share with dragonfly nymphs, sea cucumbers, and certain televangelists, is the ability to breathe through one's butt.

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I bet there is more where those came from :)

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2/15/12 12:02 A

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Very amusing.

I don't know about the turtle "fact" though. When they go underwater, they close their tracheas and the water goes in one end and out the other while they hold air in their lungs (this is how they can "smell" food underwater).
But "breathe" through the back end??? I don't know about that one.

BTW, I don't need proof the world is nuts -- I live in NYC and teach English to new immigrants. Right now I'm at a school with a high populations of Uzbeks, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis in the middle of Brooklyn. I could probably make my own list.

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2/14/12 9:04 P

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A Brick?????

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And here I am going after my adulterous lebanese husband who just had sex with out male sheep. I was perfectly content in our marriage when he was with all the ewes, but I have to draw the line when it comes to same sex Bestiality.

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2/14/12 8:34 P

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In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but
the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense.)



In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals,
but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Do they look different reversed?)



Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This
also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
(A brick??)



The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Much worse than "going blind!")



There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the
countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the
privilege of having sex for the first time... Reason: under Guam
law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(Let's just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in
the world that even comes close to this?)



In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her
adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The
husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner
desired.
(Ah! Justice!)



Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England but only in
tropical fish stores.
(But of course!)



In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to
witness the act.
(Makes one shudder at the thought.)



In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a
woman and her daughter at the same time.
(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)



In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines
with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."
(Is this a great country or what? Not as great as Guam!)



Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Who volunteers for this stuff?)



Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)



The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own
weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
(From drinking little bottles of...?) (Did the govt. pay for this research??)



Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Ah, geez.)



An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)



Starfish don't have brains.
(I know some people like that, too.)



And, the best for last.... Turtles can breathe through their butts.
(Do you think they have bad breath?)


If you want to win anything- a race, yourself, your life- you have to go a little berserk. George Sheehan

"You can't cross a sea by merely standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore



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