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Sep 16, 2013 08:13 AM

Does this make me a bad person?

Immediately when I read this article all I thought of was, I wonder if these would taste good. (Partially due to the fact I just had escargot over the weekend that was very unique)

Does it make me a bad person my first thought about these new species of snails made me wonder if they were tasty?

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  1. You are adventerous to say the least.

    1. Yes, a terrible person, go stand in the corner.

      1. well, if that makes you a bad person, most of us would be eating bread and butter for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Life would be pretty boring.

        1. Not as bad as the person who wrote this bumper sticker: "Spotted Owls are delicious!"

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          1. re: mwhitmore

            Here the bumper stickers say "Piping Plover tastes just like chicken".

          2. I wonder what type of slime mold you would purge them with?

            You have got to love the fact that the scientist collected the only living specimen. Thus causing their extinction.

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            1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

              You misread it. He collected only one specimen. That doesn't mean it was the only one there was. There were numerous shells, meaning there were more.

              1. re: Just Visiting

                Even if it was the only one of its kind in existence why would eating it be a "bad" thing?

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Actually, from a biological point of view, taking the last one alive would not matter at all unless it was a species capable of asexual reproduction. Because otherwise, if it was the only one of its kind, it was, by definition, the last of its kind. Not collecting it would not save the species.

                  As it happens, many terrestrial land species are simultaneous hermaphrodites (I'll bet that's a term that's never been used on Chowhound before). Each individual can act as both a male and a female. However, it still takes two to tangle. A snail can't inseminate itself; two snails can inseminate one another. This is because of the physical means of transfer. They shoot "love darts" into one another.

                  However, eating it versus collecting it for science...?

                    1. re: DeppityDawg


                      You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick...and three people do it - three, can you imagine, three people singing "simultaneous hermaphrodite" in harmony, they may think it's an Organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said running into Chowhound and singing "simultaneous hermaphrodite" they may think it's a MOVEMENT.

                      (Got Thanksgiving on the brain)

                      1. re: Just Visiting

                        For the finest, longest, non-pirated edition, check out WFIT radio station on Turkey Day.

                        He lives just to the south, and has been on an annual farewell tour for the last decade.

                        1. re: Just Visiting

                          It's a Thanksgiving tradition, as much as the turkey!

                          1. re: mcf

                            Exactly. I check out my local stations to find out when they'll be playing it - and then double up to hear it twice, if I can. Usually Mom puts the kibosh on that, however. ;-)

                            1. re: LindaWhit

                              As we are often in the I95 Parking Lot on T-day, we listen to it in the car, changing stations as we go and singing our lungs out. Over and over....I think it is the only part of T-day I really enjoy. And then in comes the judge with the seeing-eye dog...blind justice...I laugh so hard I cry...every time...Re-living my youth...