Feeling Old? Let a Snail Crawl On Your Skin

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Fashion is a fickle beast, but it gets strange when putting snail slime on your face becomes a thing. Come again? Apparently, snail goo is being marketed in such places as South America and South Korea as the best thing for your skin.


And it seems to work, as gross as it sounds. Chilean farmers back in 2006 found that it gave them smoother skin after handling them. Since then, the stuff has found its way into everything from acne treatments to burn healers. Fine, great, wonderful. Just... just don't tell me you if you use it. Then I can go through my day without retching. [Ecouterre, MSNBC]

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I heard that if you use a live snail as a suppository, it'll cure prostate cancer. Have fun with that.