With regard to the maze of pain photos doing the rounds…

I don’t like slugs much. One day my mother found one in the garden and wanted me to get rid of it. I knew that salt killed slugs, so I got some salt and put it on the slug.

What I didn’t know was how salt kills slugs.

It’s awful, truly vile, like something out of a sci-fi horror movie. The slug thrashed about, as its innards apparently bubbled through its skin and oozed out over the ground. As I watched the creature’s torment, I almost imagined I could hear it screaming. I felt like some mad Nazi scientist; I couldn’t stop thinking about the thing for several days. I never harmed a slug again.