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Scientists have discovered that certain species of Japanese snail can not only survive being eaten and then excreted by birds, they actually benefit from the process in many cases by finding themselves deposited in new uncropped habitats. The revelations were uncovered by scientifically feeding Japanese white-eye or mejiro birds …

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Joke

Hush!

Don't let RyanAir know this - they might advance a business model accordingly.

Chip fat in the fuel tanks, passengers in the gut?

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Re: Hush!

But wouldn't this improve the level of service offered to RyanAir passengers?

I know I'd prefer to get shat out of a bird in preference to travelling RyanAir....

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Wildlife parallels the human world again.

I'm a RyanAir survivor

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Let me get this straight.

The snails get picked up, flown for miles in a foul environment and then get shat out in the middle of nowhere.

They should look on the bright side. At least they haven't paid Ryanair for the privilege.....

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Joke

Brilliant!

Great way to travel. And I bet the snails didn't have to undergo any intrusive or humiliating security checks involving groping and nudie scanners, too!

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I'd hate to be RyanAir

How shit does your reputation have to be for the first three comments on a story like this to all be digs at your company?

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Anonymous Coward

At least

At least they're being talked about.

O'Leary is a c***, but it's hard not to have a little respect for what he's achieved.

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y'know what?

Nature is gross

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Trollface

I'm the shit....

You old farts know that's a good thing, right?

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@N'n'G

+1 parable of the cow, the bird, and the cat (if I'm not mistaken)

...although my train of thought went via The Plan ("It is a crock...") first, d'oh! ;)

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Happy

Gastronomique!

Just wait till some enterprising gastronome start processing escargot in this way, just like Jacu bird- and civet processed coffee beans.

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jai
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scientifically feeding?

scientifically feeding is different from normal feeding??

you do it with safety goggles on or something?

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So, Job was a snail and it wasn't a whale but a bird, got it.

Translation error, sorry.

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Trollface

You know what?

Overall, being swallowed whole, and getting shat out at a random destination beats being made to show up at the airport 4 hours early for your TSA-mandated finger-bang, and having your bottle of diet coke confiscated for national security.

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Brave snails

A lot like going to Mars then?

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correction

I think you'll find that's a fowl environment

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Its not Ryanair

Its Brianair....magic roundabout geddit.

Finds coat

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title

Probably the finest headline to any article, anywhere at any time.

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Anonymous Coward

Shouldn't that tagline read...

...parapoopers?

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Anonymous Coward

I can envisage this being turned into a new game..

...'Angry Snails'

/ Add your own graphics

// Game format copyrighted for your comfort & convenience

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Coat

The title is required

Gastro-pood?

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