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Mirror snails

frost-cleaning snails
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With a nutritious film added, an average bathroom mirror should be able to support one or two snails. They would be trained to race about when the mirror is steamy, clearing off the water vapor.
Voice, Apr 24 2008


       //snails... race about//
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 24 2008

       Their slime would distort the mirror image even if the nutritious [sp.] film did not. Maybe they should have squeegies dragging after them like little reverse snow ploughs to clean up the snail goo.
Twenty Dollar Duck, Apr 24 2008

       I think you should genetically engineer snails to produce slime that works like those windshield defogger chemicals
FlyingToaster, Apr 24 2008

       Oh, my! Have a battery-powered electronic snail instead just to clear out the slime and nutritious film issue...
rotary, Apr 24 2008

       [marked-for-tagline]Have a battery-powered electronic snail
Voice, Apr 24 2008

       Baked! With a little garlic butter. [link]   

       ...but where would they sleep?
xandram, Apr 24 2008

       gross +
DrCurry, Apr 24 2008

       Maybe something to eat the slime as well? The bathroom window could have a layer of algae on it as food for the window snails.
nineteenthly, Apr 24 2008

       Extending [nineteenthly]'s line of thought, perhaps we can engineer dust-eating snails to keep our houses clean? Or create perhaps an entire ecology for our own convenience? It'd be like living in a little jungle! That'd be splendid!
qt75rx1, Apr 25 2008

       We had some apple snails that got around the aquarium at an unusal pace.   

       All the same, I'm guessing you'll need a very large snail, or a very small mirror to make this work successfully...   

       and if my apple snail is any indication, you'll want some netting underneath so they don't jump off and die.
ye_river_xiv, Apr 26 2008

       Once the mirror was thoroughly slimed, I bet it would be steamproof.
bungston, Apr 27 2008

       A better solution from MaxCo.   

       Tired of slimy bathroom mirrors? Slimy bathroom mirror woes begone!!   

       Our patented MaxiMagnetSnails have powerful neodumium magnets permanently bonded to their shells. Simply seal 3 or 4 MaxiMagnetSnails in the recess behind your mirror, along with 100-200 grams of MaxiMagnetSnailFood. Next, place 3 or 4 of our decorative magnetic cleaning pads on the face of the mirror.   

       Viola! The cleaning pads will glide magically and majestically across the face of your mirror, following the meanderings of the snails behind (please note lack of apostrophe).
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 27 2008

       //(please note lack of apostrophe)//   

       lack'o'grammar too, methinks. How can you follow something that's behind you ?
FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2008

       ...the snails.... behind....the mirror.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 27 2008

       Instead of plain sailing, could this variation on the idea be described as snail planing?
xenzag, Apr 27 2008

       I don't know, but I can see sanity paling.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 27 2008

       What about plugs?
whizzentag, Apr 28 2008

       To wipe our mirrors clean, we'll just have to s/nail (sink a nail) to the wall and install a car wiper, wiping off your creepy snails too.
rotary, Apr 28 2008


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