Nature Blog Network

Thursday, August 28, 2008

World Snail Racing Championships!

The Telegraph reports:
"Named after Lewis Hamilton's Formula One teammate, Heikki triumphed, leaving his rivals trailing in his slime with a time of three minutes, two seconds.

His owner, 13-year-old Georgie Brown from East Winch, Norfolk, saw him overcome over 200 garden snails battling it out over the 13 inch course in their quest to become World Champion.

The annual event at Congham, near King's Lynn in Norfolk, is over 30 years old, and although there are a number of imitations, it is the only recognised World Championship."

Hat tip to Aydin.

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