This odd ancient Australian marsupial had an insatiable appetite for snails – Washington Post

May 28, 2016 by  
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This odd ancient Australian marsupial had an insatiable appetite for snails
Washington Post
Australia's Riversleigh World Heritage site — a limestone cave filled with countless skeletons, remains of poor creatures that plummeted in over the course of millions of years — is a who's who of weird extinct animals. From its depths, scientists
Partial to escargot? This 15 million-year-old Aussie marsupial snacked on snailsThe Sydney Morning Herald
Ancient marsupial munched on snail, say scientistsChristian Science Monitor
Snail-munching marsupial is new addition in list of weird extinct animals found in AustraliaPerfScience
EurekAlert (press release) –Headlines & Global News –NH Voice –Phys.Org
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Snellville Should Keep Its Snail-themed Christmas Ornaments

July 13, 2010 by  
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“Some officials in Snellville, Ga., said they believe the town’s snail-themed Christmas ornaments send the wrong message.

Councilman Tod Warner said the 150 ornaments, which the city purchased for about $800 and planned to sell for about $8 each, undermine recent marketing efforts to paint the city as moving ‘forward,’ the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.
Warner said he wants the city to abandon the ornaments, which feature a blue snail in a gold shell with a hat and scarf, and replace them with ornaments bearing the local farmer’s market logo.”
UPI
In most cities and towns the councilmen deal with important issues like gang violence and unemployment. The town of Snellville is fortunate that one of their biggest problems is what to do with their snail-themed Christmas ornaments.
The residents of Snellville shouldn’t replace their snail ornaments with ornaments bearing the local farmer’s market logo. A snail ornament is more unique and interesting than a farmers market logo ornament.
The small town  has used the snail-themed ornaments for 30 years — respect your history council members!
Anyway, nothing says Merry Christmas quite like a snail-themed Christmas ornament.