Welcome Home!!! I write, think... I blog!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Fun facts about snails.

1. Snails can carry stuff up to 10 times more than their own body weight while vertically placed.

2. Salt and sugar are poisonous to snails.
3. Snails can not see very well so they rely upon their good sense of smell to help them find their way.

4. They are not able to hear and unlike other animals, they can not make sounds to call out to their prospective mate; thus, they use touching as a way of courting.

5. It is difficult to distinguish between male and female of the species as they are hermaphrodites.

6. Not being great fans of brightness since they are nocturnal animals, snails become active at night or on cloudy days.

7. Contrary to the popular belief, snail slime does not carry harmful bacteria.

8. They have flexible bodies and can comfortably slide over sharp objects without cutting themselves.

9. There are two pairs of tentacles on a snail’s head with the eyes located on the longer ones while the shorter ones assist in smelling and feeling.

10. Baby snails are born with tiny shells on their backs and have bodies that seem almost transparent.

11. All eggs that do not hatch are eaten by the newborns. This gives them an opportunity to make their shells stronger as the eggs that do not hatch contain calcium in abundance.

12. A snail’s shell is made of calcium carbonate which becomes stronger with age if the snail consumes a calcium-rich diet. Contrarily, the shell turns brittle and cracks up if it lives on a diet containing less calcium.

13. It is due to the slime that snails are able to move upside down, around corners, and through other various trajectories without falling.

14. Discovered in 1976, the largest land snail weighs just 2 pounds with a length of 15 inches.

15. Just as a tree’s age can be calculated by counting the rings formed inside its bark, one can determine a snail’s age by totaling the spiral rings on its shell. Each year, a new spiral ring grows on a snail’s shell, referred to as a whorl.

16. A land snail has rough hooked teeth attached to its tongue which helps it to scrape tiny bits of leaves, fruit and other foods. These teeth are called radula.

17. Snails are feasted upon by many natural predators like beetles, chickens, ducks, geese, birds, toads, turtles and snakes.

Source: interesting fun facts.com


  1. Interesting read. Snail is very expensive in the market now


Your comments are highly appreciated.
If you have a fiction story, news, gist, or interesting post,
Contact me: carinakikejacob@gmail.com

Blog Archive

Series coming up on my blog later.....


Blast from the past!

A couple still trying to conceive relocated back to their old neighborhood. They reconnected with relatives, friends and ex-lovers. Soon, one of them began to die one after the other. Who is killing them? Who will die next? Will anyone survive and can anybody catch the killer?


When Christopher Falana finds out that his father he never met might not have committed suicide but was likely murdered, he would do everything to find evidence and dig out things about him from the people he trusted. Christopher never knew he was dining with the enemy.


Her large heart was shattered! The people she adored betrayed her when she lost a loved one. Everything she owned was taken from her. She would have to pick out the pieces of her broken heart, place them together and lock it with a key. She was prepared to plot for vengeance, fight back and get what rightfully belongs to her. Revenge was her only mission. Would she be able to love a man?

Ultimate Betrayal!

Samantha will have to go back and reconcile with her family to save her new boyfriend from the hands of her powerful father and ambitious brothers. She had no idea she would have to save herself first.

Text Widget

Stories on www.ckjacob.com are work of fiction. Names, characters and events described are the imagination of the writer. Resemblance to actual persons, alive or dead, is entirely coincidental.