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You can pull your head in only when lying down on your stomach
and stationary (wheels locked). The head protection then snaps
The wheels are on the board which is on your stomach.
The back is soft and round so you can roll on it, but not all the
way. You kind of get stuck on your
back like an overturned turtle
and have to work hard to turn yourself back on your stomach.
(One the fun uses of this toy).
When on your stomach you can roll on the wheels.
There's something in front of your chin which protects the head,
and the chin "stand" is soft and comfortable, holding your head
in a looking forward position.
When you stand up the chin is released.
You can pull your hands in on the sides but they are free to
come out and protect your face quickly if needed.
Just like a real turtle you can pull your feet and head in, and it
snaps shut (for safety the wheels shut). You can fall on your
back without hurting yourself but then its not easy to roll back
up. You are stuck waving your arms and legs (The back of the
head is protected.
There's a safety catch to get out if there's any problem.
The most isolated inhabited place on Earth. [neutrinos_shadow, Jun 27 2022]
|Cool idea, but I'm not sure about the ergonomics of the
"pulling in" of limbs & head.
|I suppose you could start by bending knees and elbows,
given wide enough slots in the carapace. Then, once knees
and elbows were inside, you could do a full- body retro-
wriggle to bring the head inside.
|Or, I suppose, you could start with the head, by extending
your arms while pushing against the ground - but only if the
wheels were locked first.
|We could all be Souper Heroes!
|I would love to be a giant turtle right about now and swim
across the ocean to anywhere safe to live out what little time
I have left here, in peace.
|One of my daughters just came back from a trip where she
met a giant turtle in the ocean. He was a 1.5 metre
octogenarian called Albert*. She also (separately) met a
tiger shark and a dingo, and came home full of joy.
|I'm telling you this, [blissmiss], because you seemed a bit
down, and I wanted to reassure you that joy and giant
turtles still exist.
|*The dive guides did not go so far as to claim that he
*answered* to Albert, only that he was called that.