Can you beat a pro racer’s record? We bet you can—so long as this pro is Sammy the Snail!
Every year, Congham, England stages the annual Snail Racing World Championship—though few American snails have managed to cross the ocean in time for race day. In 2019, 215 snails zoomed along a 13-inch-course, which the winner Sammy managed to cross in a mere 158 seconds! And forget the roses beloved by the Olympic Games—this global champ received a reward of grapes and greens. (However, slugs never say no to a meal of roses!)
Sure, Sammy may race at a slow pace—but he somehow reaches 90 “smiles” per hour.