The slime of land snails has long attracted attention as a potential panacea for a variety of illnesses as well as to counter the unwanted side effects old age. This sign I saw on a pharmacy window in Istanbul a few weeks ago announces the arrival of "snail cream", which was touted undoubtedly for rejuvenating one's skin.
Here are a couple other curiosities I spotted on Turkish streets or stores. This one, from Izmir, is advertising "hoddogs" for only 1.5 Turkish Liras.
In Turkey it's unusual for bookstores to have science or natural history sections and popular or serious books on the rich fauna and flora of the country are almost unheard of. It was, therefore, rather surprising to spot this tome on the insects of Surinam displayed prominently in an Istanbul bookstore.
Hopefully, similar books of more local interest will follow suit.