Snail Race in England

We have never heard of this before, however it has been regularly happening since 1960s! A snail race where snails have to travel a short distance. The world record is 2 minutes!

Snails move so slowly because they get about by using tiny muscular contractions called pedal waves, according to National Geographic. Instead of speeding away from larger predators, snails rely on their shells for protection. However, snails will hurry up if they are being pursued by predatory snails.

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Snails face off in world’s slowest, slimiest race

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