Snails Are Weird 

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Jeremy is a simple garden snail with a rare condition where shis shell coils left instead of right, preventing shim from mating with normal snails.1 You may recall hearing about Jeremy last fall, as scientists publicly attempted to locate a second snail who shared the same physical orientation so they could mate. Ultimately, two other left-oriented snails were found, but they’ve thus far chosen to mate with one another instead of poor, forever alone Jeremy.


Footnotes:

  1. Snails are simultaneous hermaphrodites, so the concept of gender is a bit strange here. ↩︎


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