Ancient & Honorable Order of Turtles
Are You A Turtle?
“Turtles are bright eyed, bushy tailed, fearless and unafraid folk with a fighter pilot attitude. They think clean, have fun a lot, and recognize the fact that you never get anyplace in life worthwhile unless you stick your neck out.”
per Captain Hugh P. McGowan, U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force Reserve (Ret.)
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Join The Movement
You are Invited to Join the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles
A Tradition Dating Back to WWII
What started out as a way for WWII pilots to blow off steam has blossomed into an ever growing community. Turtles can be found around the globe who will respond to the password when challenged.
It all starts with a simple question. Are you a Turtle?
From there the laughter and fun begins!
The riddle challenge is a great way to challenge your friends to open their minds and think a little differently! Each riddle is Dirty Sounding, but offers a very clean answer. You could draw a picture of the answer and hand to a child or your Grandmother! Don’t be fooled and think to prove that you are Pure Minded and qualify to join the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles.
You can take the riddle test online and receive a virtual membership card or join us during a virtual meeting to be inducted. All are welcome to join. No judgement or entry fee is required. Simply be willing to step up to the challenge, laugh and have fun.
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Your in Good Company!
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