Snails Have Teeth & It's Freaking People Out

Have you ever seen one of these before?

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Chances are, you have. And if you haven't, it's a snail (and also consider going outside more). Snails, as we all know, are goopy, mushy creatures that live in shells.

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There is, however, one part of the snail that is decidedly not goopy and mushy: Their teeth.

That's right, as BuzzFeed so helpfully (and nightmare-inducingly) pointed out, snails have teeth. They have 14,000 very hard teeth. Snail teeth are apparently some of the hardest organic material on earth, so wrap your head around that.

Here is some video of snail teeth, because you need new nightmare fodder, right?

And another:

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People are, understandably, surprised by this news.

Lesson: Don't mess with snails.