Turtles and burgers usually don't go together - except when they do. Photo: "Turtle Burger" by flickr user 'flaunted'

Man tries to smuggle turtle onto plane by hiding it in a hamburger

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Turtles and burgers usually don't go together - except when they do. Photo: "Turtle Burger" by flickr user 'flaunted'
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Jeremy Blum

Jeremy Blum

Born in the United States but now living in Hong Kong, Jeremy Blum is a half-American, half-Taiwanese writer. Prior to joining SCMP, he studied journalism at the University of Hong Kong and lived in Taiwan for two years. He has previously written on a wide variety of topics, including communist video games, Asian American start-ups and the history of dumpling restaurants in Taiwan. You can follow him on Twitter @blummer102