Seashell Fun Fact

Did you know that???

The turn of a snail’s shell is called a whorl. In 99 percent of all snail species, that whorl goes in a clockwise direction. Because they open to the right, they are also called “dextral”.

I checked a few of mine, like on the painting “Luster #3” featured here, and so far that’s right 😉

The opposite I find quite melancholic, since the shells opening to the left are named “sinistral”. And those little lefties have quite a tough life when it comes to mating. Discover by yourself with this fun article published on Mentalfloss:  “8 fascinating facts about seashells“, by Erin McCarthy.

Fun facts are fun to share! Have a great day!

A bientôt,


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