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Question #5114 posted on 04/19/2004 12:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
what is it about a slug or snails chemistry that makes it foam when you put salt on it?
--she who is glad that she doesn't dissolve when she comes in contact with salt, because her favorite foods are potato chips and fries.
ps. good luck on finals

A: Dear really long 'nym-

They don't have thick skin. Therefore, salt pulls the water right out of them. If you didn't have skin, the same thing could happen to you... or at least something similar.

-The Franchise