mighty-fine

I know what you’re thinking, “that’s a mighty fine snail picture, but what does it have to do with science?

Let’s get into a little taxonomy.

The superphyla Lophotrochozoans includes both Phylum Annelida (earthworms) and Phylum Mollusca (snails, slugs, etc).

Snails and slugs belong to the class gastropods (which translates to “stomach foot”)

So what are snails?

Well my friends, they are gastropod mollusks. And if you want to get real technical, land snails are terrestrial gastropod mollusks. Ooooh, ahhh.

Now you can go off and impress your friends and be the center of conversation for any party.

More information at:

http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/I/Invertebrates.html#Annelida


anonymous asked:

What does it feel like when you see one of your posts circle back to you? Like its reblogged by one person and it goes around until finally it returns to you.

Its like a boomerang returning after a mighty fine throw and hitting me in the face, but like the boomerang is made of love and the wind that brings it back is like all the people by which my post has traveled through.