Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Snails

The Top Ten
1 Snails are very strong

They can lift up to 10 times their own body weight - Delgia2k

2 A snail can live as long as a dog

They can live 15 to 20 years - Delgia2k

3 Snails are hermaphrodites

It means they have both female and male organs - Delgia2k

4 Snails are vegetarians

Some snail species can be carnivorous - ElSherlock

They will eat all sorts of fruits and vegetables - Delgia2k

Not true. Not all snails are herbivores. *facepalm*

5 Snails can't hear you

Go ahead, shout, whisper, tell them all your secrets, they don't even have ears - Delgia2k

6 Snails have a great sense of smell

They can find food easily - Delgia2k

7 Some snails hibernate

Some species of snails actually hibernate during the colder months of the year - Delgia2k

8 Garden snails have over 14,000 teeth

Or up to 14,725 - Delgia2k

9 Garden snails evolved from sea snails about 600 million years ago
10 Snails travel at 0.0004 miles an hour

Even the lazy sloth and the lumbering tortoise have nothing on the snail’s complete lack of speed. Congratulation for winning the race, Gary! - Delgia2k

The Contenders
11 Snails can sleep up to 3 years
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