What a heart warming
picture of scientific
good deeds, are Y(o)u chuffed??
I am. See what you can do with an old surf suit!! This loggerhead turtle, 25 year old Yu, has been fitted with prosthethic limbs by scientists in Kobe. She had a bad run in with a shark and lost both her front limbs in the attack. This is a photo I pulled from Japan Press courtesy of Google. I originally saw the video of it on the Guardian website. She looks chuffed to me … right?
Speaking of other heartwarming things, I`ve finished reading The Professor and The Housekeeper which is a very heartwarming story. I`m onto Mo Yan`s book now and it`s far from heartwarming – there`s all the brutality of the shark that you imagine attacked poor Yu and a lot of it perpetrated by the Japanese – though believe it or not it does have its tender moments as I`ve seen so far (though not by the Japanese).