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(Herald Online)   College students research on turtles takes a "dark twist". Turns out that people like to run over them   (heraldonline.com) divider line 148
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2012-12-27 09:35:32 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-27 09:49:15 AM

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 582x267]


don't see that.  i clicked through to the article without registration
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-27 09:56:18 AM
Worked fine for me. It's on the wire so searching clemson+turtle will find you other copies.

And I already knew this. Should have put a nail in the turtle.
 
2012-12-27 10:16:41 AM
You've been warned, Senator McConnell.
 
2012-12-27 10:21:38 AM

EnviroDude: wambu: [i.imgur.com image 582x267]

don't see that.  i clicked through to the article without registration


Still blocked for me. This link to the story works OK.
 
2012-12-27 10:32:31 AM
Didn't we have a story about this on Fark months ago?

/or is this a different study with the same results?
 
2012-12-27 10:36:46 AM
Ah... found it link

/different study, same result
//humans are sadistic
///who knew?
 
2012-12-27 10:40:06 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: //humans are sadistic
///who knew?


Everyone?
 
2012-12-27 10:45:46 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ah... found it link

/different study, same result
//humans are sadistic
///who knew?


You're like the Repeat Enforcer today!
 
2012-12-27 10:53:18 AM

doglover: Everyone?


Maybe not everyone, but certainly a lot of them it would seem

Diogenes: You're like the Repeat Enforcer today!


It's not a repeat, it's a different story that observed the same behavior

/a lot of people are turtle-haters
//I blame Mitch McConnell for that
 
2012-12-27 10:54:29 AM
Never understood this, but i have seen people swerve to run them over.
 
2012-12-27 11:00:21 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Maybe not everyone, but certainly a lot of them it would seem


No, I mean everyone knows humans are sadistic.
 
2012-12-27 11:01:29 AM

doglover: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Maybe not everyone, but certainly a lot of them it would seem

No, I mean everyone knows humans are sadistic.


Ah... sorry. Good point

/need more coffee
 
2012-12-27 11:31:13 AM
I'd sort of like to understand if every swerve was attributed to an attempt to hurt the turtle. Depending on what was on the right/left of me when I saw it, if I saw a turtle at the last moment, I might try and drive more directly over it where it passed under my car but not in the path of the tires--rather than swerve around it and into an oncoming vehicle in the opposing lane.

I presume that this study differentiated for something like that. I hope it did.
 
2012-12-27 11:40:37 AM
Just wait until  Great A'Tuin finds out about these people.
 
2012-12-27 11:41:05 AM
hopefully these people are later hit by cars and have just enough time to think about it before impact.
 
2012-12-27 11:41:32 AM
Time to put down a rubber turtle with road spikes.
 
2012-12-27 11:42:00 AM
Won't someone think of the armadillos?
Who stands for them?

/much more sporting, turtles don't run well
 
2012-12-27 11:42:19 AM
it's revenge on those damn koopa troopers

/My house is in the path of the local turtle migrations, so I do stop and move them out of the road and into the pond, or I at least get them across the street. I also have to get them out of my yard, they sneak under one side of my chainlink fence, but tend to get stuck on the other side,.
 
2012-12-27 11:44:12 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-27 11:44:28 AM
I blame violent videogames. Mario conditions you to hit turtles.
 
2012-12-27 11:44:32 AM

SmackLT: I'd sort of like to understand if every swerve was attributed to an attempt to hurt the turtle. Depending on what was on the right/left of me when I saw it, if I saw a turtle at the last moment, I might try and drive more directly over it where it passed under my car but not in the path of the tires--rather than swerve around it and into an oncoming vehicle in the opposing lane.

I presume that this study differentiated for something like that. I hope it did.


Chit, average driver can't even stay off the painted lines. Don't start telling me they know where their tires are.
Is a crap shoot for the turtle.

This is why Moma said don't go gambling.
 
2012-12-27 11:45:16 AM
I like turtles.
 
2012-12-27 11:45:37 AM
Anyone else channeling the commercial w/ the squirrel and the bridge out?

I love ya, man!
 
2012-12-27 11:47:28 AM
"It just seems fun at the time,"

What kind of asshole would think running over an animal is fun? I'd like to run those people over. That WOULD be fun.
 
2012-12-27 11:47:35 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

YOU DON'T TRY TO farkING STOP FOR TURTLES.
 
2012-12-27 11:47:51 AM

doglover: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Maybe not everyone, but certainly a lot of them it would seem

No, I mean everyone knows humans are sadistic.


Going by the article, one in fifty humans is sadistic, or at least; sadistic enough to try to kill a harmless animal for no reason and no possible benefit to themselves. Which admittedly is pretty goddamn sadistic.
 
2012-12-27 11:48:01 AM
Then he got out of the way and watched as over the next hour, seven drivers intentionally ran over the turtle, and several more appeared to try to hit the defenseless animal, but missed.

That's mean. :(
 
2012-12-27 11:48:14 AM
Squirrels yes.  Turtles, no.  Armadillos, meh.
 
2012-12-27 11:48:44 AM
Good thing we have people like the Joads to help turtles out in these times of need.
 
2012-12-27 11:48:55 AM
Put road spikes in your fake turtles. Set them out when real ones are crossing the road.
 
2012-12-27 11:49:08 AM

snocone: Anyone else channeling the commercial w/ the squirrel and the bridge out?

I love ya, man!


Do you mean the commercial with the beaver? Squirrels can't cut down trees.
 
2012-12-27 11:49:41 AM
i184.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-27 11:49:57 AM

abhorrent1: What kind of asshole would think running over an animal is fun? I'd like to run those people over. That WOULD be fun.


The human race is full of them. Just look at any Fark thread. I'm sure this one will attract them as well -- they'll feel a need to prove how big and tough and assholish they are.
 
2012-12-27 11:51:21 AM
If only these turtles had masks and nunchucks they could fight back, and perhaps one day defeat the evil Master Shredder.
 
2012-12-27 11:52:38 AM

Gunther: doglover: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Maybe not everyone, but certainly a lot of them it would seem

No, I mean everyone knows humans are sadistic.

Going by the article, one in fifty humans is sadistic, or at least; sadistic enough to try to kill a harmless animal for no reason and no possible benefit to themselves. Which admittedly is pretty goddamn sadistic.


Going by experience it's more like 50/50 humans are sadistic at some point.

I cried, CRIED when I accidentally a ladybug into a spiderweb and it got killed.

Then I turn around not a week latter and watch a Japanese suzumebachi ( lit sparrow wasp, 6" long) eat the babies out of a normal sized wasp nest and think it's hilarious.

I don't kill turtles myself, but the contrariness is that I'd smile if one of the turtle killers was in turn run over by a car and died.

We're all just chimp at heart, us humans.
 
2012-12-27 11:54:06 AM
I've picked more than one turtle out of the road; I feel bad for them, especially since so many people are focused on just about anything BUT driving, and the road in front of them these days.

CSB: Couple months ago, was driving on a side road in a residential area and saw one on the white stop line at an intersection. There was nobody behind me, so I stopped, got out, and picked up the turtle. I then saw that it had already been run over and its shell was smashed. In this short time period, a brand new 7-Series had pulled up behind me at the stop sign. As I'm walking to the side of the road to set the turtle corpse down (hopefully some animal will eat it), the guy in the BMW double taps his horn. I give him an "are you kidding?" look, and point to the turtle and keep walking over to the shoulder. Seeing this, he FURIOUSLY leans on his horn. I stop, look at him, shrug, and set the turtle corpse on his hood. He was still hollering out of his window at me as I drove away.

/I drive a BMW now too
//it's not an excuse to act like/drive like/be an asshole
 
2012-12-27 11:54:31 AM
www.maniacworld.com
 
2012-12-27 11:54:33 AM
I got to say I won't swerve left for much. Can't be skitzing out and having a head on with a family of 4 in the other lane. If I could move slightly right and miss him... ok
 
2012-12-27 11:57:24 AM
doglover:
We're all just chimp at heart, us humans.

Ah, you always insist everyone is really evil deep down inside.
 
2012-12-27 11:58:40 AM

adammpower: hopefully these people are later hit by cars and have just enough time to think about it before impact.


Hope springs a turtle...
 
2012-12-27 11:58:43 AM
Somebody call Tom Joad ... Maybe his sister can nurse the turtle back to health.
 
2012-12-27 11:58:52 AM

maggoo: [www.maniacworld.com image 337x219]


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-27 12:00:30 PM

doglover: I'd smile if one of the turtle killers was in turn run over by a car and died.


Agreed. If I found out someone had done this on purpose, they'd be dead to me. I wouldn't go out of my way to hurt them, but news of their death would amuse me.

That said, accidents happen. My turtle's a rescue. The guy who hit him took him to people who could help. He's good in my book.
 
2012-12-27 12:00:37 PM

loonatic112358: it's revenge on those damn koopa troopers

/My house is in the path of the local turtle migrations, so I do stop and move them out of the road and into the pond, or I at least get them across the street. I also have to get them out of my yard, they sneak under one side of my chainlink fence, but tend to get stuck on the other side,.


Indeed. The only time I would run over an animal intentionally is if it would mean me going over a bridge or something like that.

/stops and moves turtles
 
2012-12-27 12:01:00 PM
I dont swerve for animals in most cases, for safety and evolution.
 
2012-12-27 12:01:30 PM

BoboRod: Squirrels yes.  Turtles, no.  Armadillos, meh.


Read that as armadillos meth and went down a strange path of wondering wtf a dillo on meth would be like.
 
2012-12-27 12:01:51 PM
And harmless snakes. It's bullsnake territory and people run them over.
Just waiting for the day when the rattlesnakes take over.
 
2012-12-27 12:01:53 PM
I really hate humanity sometimes.
 
2012-12-27 12:03:00 PM
This is why you can't have nice things.
 
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