It is my great displeasure to inform you that snails have teeth.
Yes, the animal that looks like a shell sneezed boogers all over itself has actual teeth! Like a shark or a human. TEETH.
They have fourteen… THOUSAND teeth. Yes. 14,000.
And their teeth are hard!!! Some of the hardest organic material on Earth, according to some very patient scientists. Their teeth are arranged in rows along a “radula,” which is sort of like a tongue. Snails extend and retract their tooth-covered radula to take tiny bite-sized pieces of food before swallowing.
Sorry that the world we live in is a never-ending tunnel of horrors.
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