Heroes in a Half-Shell 

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

A fisherman named Jose Salvador Alvarenga has reportedly survived 16 months at sea. After all that, he looks remarkably fit.1 How did Alvarenga stay alive? A steady diet of turtles, birds, fish, his own urine, and turtle blood.

In other words, he was kept alive by turtle power! And you thought it was only good for fighting off the Foot Clan.


  1. Suspiciously so, I’d say. I can’t say I’ll be surprised if Alvarenga’s story turns out to be bogus. ↩︎

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