The World's Smallest Snail Can Fit In The Eye Of A Needle

September 30, 2015


This is the shell of Angustopila dominikae, a new species of micro-snail discovered in China's Guangxi province. It only measures 0.86mm tall and would be pretty disappointing to see show up at your table if you just ordered escargot. I mean, I THINK they were good, but I'm going to need about 4,000 more to really know. I have never actually tried snails before but one time my brother bet me a dollar to eat a slug. It turns out it wasn't a slug, it was some kind of fresh animal turd. It would not be the first or last time in my life I got worms.

Thanks to Jeremy, who agrees Mother Nature should make micro versions of all animals.

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