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A video about a clam eating salt is going around the interwebz lately and I wanted to share it with you because it’s kind of…well…cute/weird/amazing/strange/entertaining/intriguing. Take a look:

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So I’ve done a little research for you, because if you’re anything like me, you were all WTF? when you were watching that, so lemme explain. Turns out, if you know anything about clams (I only know that they’re tasty), you’d know that the weird looking appendage that comes out is not actually his tongue – it’s more like his foot. This is what he uses to dig down into the sand and burrow. So what he’s really trying to do is get to somewhere safer. And then he gets a shell full of salt in the process, which he probably doesn’t like. I mean, would YOU like a houseful of salt when you’re just trying to have some privacy?

I’m sure this clam was eaten shortly thereafter, which sounds delicious, considering the fact that this particular clam is self-seasoning. I just hope those aren’t bath salts he’s ingesting…