The truth about giant tortoises

Giant tortoises are a recent evolutionary innovation and used to be everywhere, not just on islands. It’s impossible to age them accurately unless you know when they hatched. They are actually pretty slow.Giant tortoises are a recent evolutionary innovation and used to be everywhere, not just on islands. It’s impossible to age them accurately unless you know when they hatched. They are actually pretty slow. The ones Darwin saw were fast, but only because he was probably chasing them.

Getting Good Sleep: available now

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Anyone who boasts that they do not need sleep is an idiot. Do not listen to them. In fact, improving your sleep is probably the single most effective step to improve your health. There is no health condition for which good sleep is not an effective prescription.

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