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Fri, 01 Oct 2010

Let's Change the Subject and Talk About...Snails!

Back in 2008 when I started this blog, I said I planned to write about politics, religion, science, snails, and more. Well, I've covered all these topics but one - snails. So here's a post with the most interesting snail news that I've run across recently on the web.

  • The World Snail Racing Championship was held in July 2010. For information on the outcome, see this story.
     
  • A new, potent anti-pain drug, based on snail venom, is in the works.
     
  • An amateur scientist may have discovered a homing instinct in snails.
     
  • An artist in London did a project involving painting on live snails. Wow! That project really explores the boundaries of art media. (This story was dated 2008, so it isn't new news, but it's news to me.)
     

I've always found mollusks, and especially snails, to be rather interesting animals. These stories didn't change my opinion!



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