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Escargot, anyone? [20080206|23:12]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Blech, snails.

It takes along time to chew through rock, let alone in artistically viable fashion. These snails have had several centuries, though, so I imagine it's a bit like the room full of monkeys & typewriters. They were bound to come up with something.

[User Picture]From: swerve
2008-02-07 07:12 (UTC)
Returning from Italy in 2003, I was madly amused to find snails on the list of prohibited imports (on the same line with disease agents and cell cultures, natch). SNAILS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-02-11 20:37 (UTC)
Very slow destruction. Unless you look at it on a geological time scale, in which case it is APOCALYPTIC.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-02-08 14:46 (UTC)
For just a moment I found myself wondering whether the snails were fossilized. On the one hand matching the pattern of the rocks so well would seem like good camouflage. On the other, sitting around in obvious holes would seem to make things a little too easy for escargot-lovin' giants. Were some of those holes particularly deep?

Oh- and thanks for the introduction to Selinunte. Next time I feel compelled to visit Greek ruins, I may skip Greece altogether.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-02-12 22:01 (UTC)
Yes, they went several inches into the boulders. I couldn't see all the way to the end of some of them, so who knows how many snails lurked in the gloom?
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