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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 03:09 PM

University of Md Turtle Mascot Statue Catches Fire.

University of Maryland police say finals-week offerings left around a statue of the school's mascot, Testudo, caught fire overnight, but the bronze terrapin is unharmed.

Officers were called to the statue in front McKeldin Library early Wednesday and found notes and books had burned.

The fire was out before officers arrived, but images posted on social media showed flames billowing around the statue perched on a pedestal, which overlooks the campus mall.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/12/18/us/ap-us-university-statue-fire.html?hp



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Reply University of Md Turtle Mascot Statue Catches Fire. (Original post)
elleng Dec 2013 OP
Blue Owl Dec 2013 #1
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #2
hootinholler Dec 2013 #3
FSogol Jan 2014 #6
elleng Dec 2013 #4
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 03:56 PM

1. Let it be a warning to Mitch McConnell in 2014

n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:07 PM

2. Someone mistook their phrase "Fear the Turtle"

 

for "Sear the Turtle"

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

3. DUzy



The article says there's social media photos, but doesn't link.

When I saw the headline I was wondering, I thought Testudo was bronze.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:11 PM

6. He is bronze and if he burst into flames despite a polar vortex, we're screwed.

Students rub his nose daily for extra help on exams.

BTW, Legend has it if a virgin ever graduates from UMD, Testudo will spout wings and fly away.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:35 PM

4. HA!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 02:23 AM

5. Photos can be

here.

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