I found this amazing article today that suggests a type of Galapagos tortoise may not be extinct after all. They may have just moved house and found comfort with another Galapagos species.
USA Today Story
And that made me remember this clip from the UK Gameshow QI (Quite Interesting), hosted by Stephen Fry. This is my favourite gameshow because it has the best of all worlds. Comedians, Stephen Fry, humour, knowledge and total weirdness. Below is a clip about Galapagos Tortoises and why they are so awesome, possibly to their detriment.
If you've never watched QI this clip is only a small portion of the mindblowingness that is this program and I highly recommend it. On a sidenote, why do the British make all the best tv shows? Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Misfits, Doctor Who, that Mitchell and Webb Look, Miss Marple, Monty Python, Rosemary and Thyme, etc.