Something Completely Different

And now for something completely different:

The Beeb ....Depending on your point of view, it is one of life’s great questions.

How does a tortoise that has flipped onto its back, get up again?

It’s not a rhetorical question, and it goes beyond being a metaphorical or metaphysical query, or a subject for drunken debate.

For a tortoise it is a deadly serious matter; being able to right itself counts as one of life’s epic struggles, a potential matter of life and death.

Now scientists have investigated this struggle in detail, determining if and how tortoises have evolved to do it.


Fascinating reading that has exactly nothing to do with Mitch McConnell.


Walker, Matt. “The upside down tortoise enigma”. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2015.