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Things about snails you don’t know…

  1. More than 80 thousand species of snails belonging to 720 families (245 extinct) are known.
  2. The snail was first described by Georges Cuvier in 1797.
  3. More than 75% of all mollusc species are snails
  4. The largest shell that could be found was Syrinx aruanus – 91 cm
  5. Snails were eaten more than 6 thousand years ago
  6. Snails are very fond of eating mushrooms
  7. Snails have human-like hormones – testosterone, progesterone and estradiol 🙂
  8. May 24 is celebrated world snail day
  9. Snails are almost completely blind, but they have a great sense of smell. They have no mechanism for hearing sounds
  10. The sea cone snail is one of the most deadly creatures in the world with a single prick capable of even causing death.
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