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Feb 22nd, 2002, 03:22 PM
Facts... about Whelks

Whelks live predominently on rocks or in networks of caves and seperate colonies can reach up to 4,000,000. That's just for one colony!

Whelks don't have hearts. Their entire body is made up of one stand-alone gland.

It is impossible to cross-breed whelks with clams, humans, elks, yaks, shoes, mice and crabs

The world's richest whelk lives in Lucerne, Switzerland. Madame Beau Chateauneufdupape left her 62 million estate to her pet whelk Bob.

A whelks average diet consists of salt, munchies, salt, powdered egg, salt, worcestershire sauce, and salt.

It is impossible for a whelk to operate a fork-lift truck.

You can lead a horse to water, but a whelk must have a calcium carbonate based shell. If it doesn't it is a counterfiet whelk and must be sent to the Society of Whelks And Barnacles (SWAB).

Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:16 PM
The largest whelk ever found was in Bolivia, where locals eat the inside of it and used the shell as a roof for an indoor sports complex.

Whelks are allergic to garlic.

If you lined up all the whelks in the world and put them in one line, the line would be able to spiral the earth to the point where the whole earth's land mass would be covered in whelks.

Whelks were decreed sacred by Egyptians.

If you magnified the sound of a whelk coughing by 1 million times, it would sound like the introduction to Earth Wind and Fire's "Boogie Wonderland".

Feb 22nd, 2002, 11:32 PM
80's rap act NWA were forced to pay the National Whelking Association $25million in order to use their abbreviation.

Icelandic singer Bjork had a whelk surgically implanted into her left thigh.

There are several whelk sanctuaries in the world, the city of Leicester boasts the most modern facilities to suit the demanding needs of todays whelk.