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Giant African Land Snail Not In Texas After All, Says USDA
2013-05-10 07:23:37

Less than a day after a Houston-area gardener spotted what was believed to be a giant African land snail has turned out to only be a rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea), according to a USDA spokeswoman on Thursday.

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2011-01-19 06:05:00

A Russian waterworks company is using giant African snails to become living sensors that can monitor air pollution coming from a sewage incinerator.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.