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March 28, 2013 - 7:50 am

They take it slow. What more do we really need to know about the private lives of snails?

The National Science Foundation awarded a grantfor $876,752 to the University of Iowa to study whether there is any benefit to sex among New Zealand mud snails and whether that explains why any organism has sex.

The study, first funded in 2011 and continuing until 2015, will study the New Zealand snails to see if it is better that they reproduce sexually or asexually – the snail can do both – hoping to gain insight on why so many organisms practice sexual reproduction.

So they’re not even studying good ol’ American snails?

The funds from this study would have funded nearly three full months of White House tours, supposing those tours cost about $74,000 per week.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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We should leave this for the French.
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Even Mae West used to extol "a guy what takes his time."

Clearly, this study hopes that we can learn something about "taking our time" from some of the slowest animals on the planet...
1 year ago
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Shrimp treadmills, fat lesbians, rubber duck penii and now snail sex.

I dread to think what's next. :shock:
1 year ago
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"Waiter, I'll have the New Zealand escargot, and you can send the bill to 1600 Pennsvylvania Avenue, Washington, DC. Thank you."
1 year ago
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"whether there is any benefit to sex among New Zealand mud snails and whether that explains why any organism has sex."

To continue the species. Please send me the $876,752 grant.
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