Friday, August 27, 2010

2 bits

A delightful little story at the Guardian about an Italian snail that stowed away on imported Victorian stonework (via paperpools):
The snail, Papillifera bidens, was thought to have arrived on a balustrade from the Villa Borghese in Rome in 1896, and with suitably snail-paced progress seems to have taken more than a hundred years to reach stonework 60 yards away.
And courtesy of Julia Hoban, Jilian Mincer at the WSJ on "butter heads"...

1 comment:

  1. I love it! here's my favorite quote-- "Despite the UK's cooler climes, the populations in both sites have managed to move a number of yards from their original stonework over a century and remain healthy."