3-D printing is going to put humans out of work and make shopping obsolete, if you believe the evangelists. But before it does all of that, it has poor sickly animals to save, like Cleopatra the tortoise.
Yes, tortoises sometimes try to chase things, and yes, it's every bit as hilarious as you'd imagine.
Everybody knows that old Aesop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, but it seems like everybody always forget to follow its advice. Here's an inspiring video that reminds us to take things slow and steady as opposed to rushing into things. The video works not only because of the message but because of the visuals too.
Once upon a time, the tortoise Manuela lived a happy life with the Almeidas, a Brazilian family who lives west of Rio de Janeiro. That was 30 years ago, before the day she got lost, seemingly forever.
Thankfully someone had the common sense to glue a wheel from a rolling office chair to our 12-year-old African tortoise-friend's missing leg, instead of going down the popular route of making tortoise soup out of him.
How do you upgrade a tortoise? With wheels, of course! Say hello to Tonka the tortoise.