183 years old, advertising, animal, animals, author, diet, News, old tortoise, phishing, spamming, Stephanie Beavers, tortoise, wildlife, writer
I was browsing animal news on National Geographic when I came across this: Healthy Diet Helps 183-Year-Old Tortoise Feel Young Again …And I immediately did a mental facepalm.
Am I the only one who immediately thought of all those cheesy alarmist/click-me-now-before-you-think ads that permeate the internet? Like this headline: “Enjoy Flat Abs With These 10 Super Foods” or this one: “30 Mind Blowing Photos You Won’t Believe Are Real.” We’ve all seen the ads. They’re impossible to avoid, even with the best ad-blocker.
I mean, I’m happy that Mr. 183-Year Old Tortoise is feeling better, but don’t you feel like, if you read the article, someone’s going to try to sell you a dieting program or phish your information? I’m not sure what my point is, but I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share.
In any case, that’s one very old tortoise, and it’s entirely possible I’ll die before he will. Live long and prosper, Jonathan The Tortoise.