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Friday Weird Science! Can a slug live in your stomach?

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I admit I love escargot, but would you swallow a LIVE slug for science? Just to see if it came out alive at the other end?

Yeah, neither would this guy. But he DID give slugs to dogs! The dogs never really complained…head over to Neurotic Physiology and check it out!

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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  1. 1. Mariah Becker 1:09 pm 05/26/2013

    I would say no because they are nasty bugs and the slim is made out of mucus. but on the other hand it is good for your skin because of a material in the slime!

    Link to this

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