Medieval guy #1: okay so what do turtles look like
Medieval guy #2: well they live in the water
Medieval guy #1: so they're fish?
Medieval guy #2: yea. also they bite you. And they have legs
Medieval guy #1: haha weird. What else
Medieval guy #2: they have a shell
Medieval guy #1: like a snail shell?
Medieval guy #2: idk it's some sort of shell. And they can pull their head inside the shell.
Medieval guy #1: ok I think I got it. How's this look
Medieval guy #2: perfect
@Dayglochainsaw having the image hidden by default made this 100x more amusing.
@Dayglochainsaw this used to be a thing somewhere on the Internet didn’t it ?? It was my fav thing
@Dayglochainsaw two monks inventing things !!! http://the-toast.net/series/two-monks-inventing-things/
i thought it was a tumblr thing
@Dayglochainsaw Up there with the lion of Gripsholm Castle. 👍
Image description: A medieval painting of an angry fish with human teeth, covered by the sides with a huge C-shaped shell split in two, and below it, two and only two lion-like legs.
The painting's caption reads, in medieval font: "THE TURTLE"
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