Your Day in Oddness: The Snail Telegraph

On this day in 1851, an unusual device called the Pasilalinic-sympathetic compass was demonstrated. Nicknamed the Snail Telegraph, the machine supposedly demonstrated telepathic communication by clairvoyant snails. In a shock to no one ever, the machine was later proven to be a hoax.   054087-giant-snail After budget cuts, hiring policies at The Psychic Network took an ugly turn.