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Turtles could hold the secret to human immortality -
Tortoises are the most famous negligibly senescent animals. An Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita was thought to be 255 years old when he died in 2006, and carbon dating of his shell confirmed that he really had been born around 1750. And it wasn't old age that did him in - he died of liver failure complicated by a wound brought on by a crack in his shell. ‎- Victory through semantics