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Life at snail's pace

If you're an attentive listener, you can hear a snail eating. It sounds like 'someone very small munching celery continuously', says Elisabeth Tova Bailey in her debut memoir, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.

Sunday, 30 January, 2011, 12:00am

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (DVD)

Educational and impressive, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf is a mainland-made animation for children and teens. A group of cute goats that look like cotton wool balls live together in a village, and Pleasant Goat is their future leader.

15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Meeting the cartoon challenge

Educational and impressive, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf is a mainland-made animation for children and teens.

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

River rafter's days of plain sailing sour

Rong Chengfa, 47, a farmer with two children, has been rafting tourists along the Yulong River, a major tributary of the Li River in Guilin, Guangxi, for 15 years. He talks about changes in his family life and village, and the meaning of happiness.

How long have you been rafting along the river?

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Victims of raw snail dish plan class-action lawsuit

A group of patients being treated for a severe parasitic infection plan to launch a class action against the source of their illnesses: a Beijing restaurant serving a popular dish of raw freshwater snails.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


It's hard to believe that the slimy, slow-moving snail can be so delicious.

What are they? Gastropods (single-shelled molluscs) with spiral shells. They can be found on land, in

fresh water and in seawater. They range in size from microscopic to more than 30cm long.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Post's Early Bird shows displeasure

At the 11th Meeting in 1928, the first race was an experimental hurdle over 10 furlongs (2,000 metres). Ho Kom-tong's Marquis Hall ran out an easy winner in the field of six. When the customary flat racing resumed there was severe interference in several races.

4 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Ask Mr brain...all will be explained

Is it true that animals such as moose, deer and antelope shed their antlers each winter? Deer do indeed grow a complete set of antlers each year. This may not seem to make much sense since these horns provide the animals' primary defence. They are shed in winter and sprout anew each spring. Even moose - the largest members of the deer family - go through this yearly routine.

14 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Shelling out for snails

In Britain snails can go about their business in safety; hardly anyone wants to eat them. Not so in Portugal, where baby snails are tossed in hot mustard oil before being washed down with vinho verde. The Swiss appreciate them removed from their shells and served atop a potato cake in a rich mushroom sauce.

27 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Super snail at centre of size debate

A Sai Kung man says he is the proud owner of the biggest snail in the territory.

But the claim, by Ng Wai-lun, 26, has been dismissed by an expert because the giant conch snail, which weighs about 9.5 kilograms, was imported from Indonesia.

31 May 1996 - 12:00am

Slow snip on line to Bobbitt

AFTER hearing the plight of hapless female snails in Hong Kong who suddenly began to sprout penises because of our chemical-laden water, Back bites has decided it is time to take action.

A 24-hour emergency control centre and hotline manned by (oops, handled by) SNAILS (Stop New Appendages In Lady Snails) will roll into action today.

23 Jul 1995 - 12:00am