FYI, Clams Have Feet And They Look Like Tongues

Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2012

A close relative of last week’s showering snail, this hungry clam appears to be licking up salt. But before you all creeped out, you should know that this is not actually the mollusk’s tongue, but rather, it’s foot. Brian Bayne, a marine biologist at the University of Sydney explained the viral video. “These clams live buried in mud and they get there by digging-in with a large, mobile foot … This clam, stranded on someone’s [table], is trying to dig itself back home.” So technically, the clam is running away from dinner. Weirrrrrddddd. [MIrror UK]