Snail Facts

January 29th, 2006

1. The largest land snail ever found was 38cm long and weighed 900g.

2. Some snails have been known to live up to 15 years.
3. The fastest snails are the speckled garden snails which can move at speeds of 55 metres per hour compared with 58cm per hour of most other land snails.
4. Snails are hermaphrodites, which mean that they have both male and female reproductive organs.
5. Snails cannot hear.
6. Garden snails evolved from sea snails about 600million years ago.

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