Truth or Crap: The Blue Whale is the largest animal in all of Earth's history.
Originally Posted by Jai'galaar Bralor
Truth or Crap: The longest lived turtle is the Giant Leatherback.
Crap. Sea Turtles live an average of 40-80 years, while plain Box Turtles can live over 100.
This also depends on what definition of "turtle" you are using since it changes from area to area, as Turtles and Tortoise technically belong to the same main family. This being the case, the longest lived "turtle" is the Galapagos Tortoise.
Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del
Crap. Even turtles don't live as much.
The Greenland Shark is a North Arctic shark with an extremely slow metabolism that can live up to an estimated 400 years, with the average being 200-300+ years. They have only recently been thoroughly studied, but examination of spinal tissue puts them as one of the planets longest living animals as well as rivaling, possibly beating, the Great White in average size. Oh, yeah, and its flesh is toxic.
And yes, I do spend too much time watching Animal Planet and Discovery Channel.