The University of Maryland, College Park marching band, the Mighty Sound of Maryland, has always had a tradition of turtle-ing people. Nobody ever knew where it came from, it just made sense because the school mascot is a terrapin. So 4 years of band pass and a couple of years after graduation I saw a tweet from a friend claiming that Kurt Vonnegut used to turtle people. Being my favorite author, I did some research on this claim and stumbled across this whole society. I didn’t believe it! Turtle-ing goes back over half a century. So I saw a place to join and thought “What’s the worst that could happen?”
Ivan Reimers

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