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We've never thought to blame turtles for apartment mold, but then, we'd never read this story about a downtown Manhattan loft from appraiser Jonathan Miller: "The owner had an epiphany that his life’s work would be to 'rescue' all the turtles he could get his hands on. Soon there were a few thousand (my recollection) turtles living in the apartment with the heat kept warm enough to keep them thriving. Mold began to grow within the apartment. The owner claimed the unit was not livable due to the existence of mold and began to sue everyone connected with the sale. The unit owner moved out and rented another apartment nearby and brought the turtles with him. Mold began to grow in the rental apartment. The lawsuit was thrown out." [Matrix]