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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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