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How many noses does a slug have?

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A slug does not have a traditional nose, but rather a pair of tentacles that it uses to smell. A slug also has two other tentacles that contain eyeballs on the tips.

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The tentacles used for smelling are smaller than the pair used for sight. The tentacles for scent are on a slug's face, while the ones for sight are positioned on the top of the head. The tentacles designed for smelling each contain a pair of nostrils. A common misconception about slugs is that they have four noses. The number of tentacles is the underlying reason for this misconception.

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