A Tortoise Walks Around On A Lego Wheel
Recently, LEGO was in news all over the world. A Doctor in Germany cured a tortoise with a Lego wheel. I wish, even if we in India could use LEGO blocks in such a way. Here is the story of what happened in brief-
A tortoise named Schildi was found injured, in the countryside of Germany. Looking at his critical state, he was taken to Birdconsulting International at Baden. He was treated by Dr. Panagiotis Azmanis.
The doctor told the locals “He was in pretty bad shape when they brought him to us. The lower part of his front leg was missing, and the upper part was very bad, with bone showing, and maggots in necrotic flesh.”
In order to treat him, Azmanis went through a child's toy box to find a Lego wheel. On finding it, he fixed it with a surgical glue to stick the block base on the underside of Schildi.
"First we fitted a double wheel but it was difficult for him to turn corners so we replaced it with a single wheel and that is much better for him,” says the doctor.
Schildi is now living in an animal shelter and is much better.
Looking at what happened, I would say famous LEGO lines “There is strength in numbers. When the bricks stick together, great things can be accomplished."