A Giant Tortoise in a Tiny Package?

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orthodontic bands Giant TortoiseWe saw this small 3 x 3 inch package on the street today, and wondered: how do they get a giant Galapagos tortoise in such a small package?

Our curiosity got the best of us, and we flipped the package over to see that it held orthodontic rubber bands for kids’ braces. Not quite sure what the Galapagos giant tortoise has to do with braces …?

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  1. I wear tortoise rubber bands on my braces. Before tortoise, I wore rhinoceros bands. The purpose of the animal on the package is for younger children with braces – it’s much easier for them to tell their orthodontist they need more tortoise or rhinoceros rubber bands than it is to have them remember a size.

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