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KarenSD
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posted October 19, 2004 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KarenSD     Edit/Delete Message
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3745680.stm

Falling turtle damages HK taxi

Thursday was not a good day for Mr Tong, a taxi driver in Hong Kong. First he had his mobile phone stolen and then his car was hit by a falling turtle.

The pet, which lived in an apartment in a high-rise building, managed to climb out of an open window before plunging to the road more than 10 floors below.

It fell straight onto the taxi driver's car, leaving a dent in the roof, police spokesman Anson Lo told the Associated Press news agency.

The turtle survived the ordeal, although its shell was broken, Mr Lo said.

People in Hong Kong traditionally believe that turtles are a symbol of good luck, but Mr Tong could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

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Sheaa Olein
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posted October 20, 2004 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sheaa Olein     Edit/Delete Message
Aww.. I hope the turtle's recovering OK

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Nephthys
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posted October 20, 2004 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nephthys     Edit/Delete Message
KSD ~ thank you for this story on the turtle. I hope he is okay, considering his shell is broken. Wow, I wonder how the shells heal?

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Choose the day and choose the sign of your day
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Randall
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posted October 22, 2004 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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