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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

this is an odd thought

I just suddenly remembered that I was browsing the 2008 Guinness Book of Records whilst on the loo at Kyogle and that the record for the most live snails on a human face was SEVEN. That seemed rather low, I remember thinking. I could do better than that. Imagine hosting seven slimy creatures that won't stop trying to get off your hot dry face, I pondered. Perhaps you need a damp cool face?

I just googled this and discovered that others had reacted the same way. Soon after, someone managed 25 snails. And then a boy managed FORTY-THREE. Check out the photo...

No-one over the age of fifteen seems to want to challenge this record. Surely adults would have a larger head? Maybe a bald fellow could achieve more?

As you were.

7 comments:

SCB said...

mmmm, slime... yummy. Yes, strangely I can only think of boys getting into this as a cool idea for a lazy afternoon! Meanwhile, it's illuminating to find out what you read on the loo! More please...? Well, actually I'm not sure about that. Sara x

fifi said...

The mere thought makes me convulsively gag.


Thanks for that ! :-)

elsewhere said...

I foresee interesting party games, chez duck.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

I'm so impressed by the snail-host in that photo. What a legend.

Elissa said...

Now I understand why I have gazillions of tiny gold snails in my lawn - I am meant to challenge this record. Does size matter?

Carol said...

I think Elissa is on to something big here. Of course size doesn't matter when it's for the Guinness Book of Records challenge. We shuld all be so community minded. Go Elissa!

Bernice said...

Snakes aren't slimey, but beautifully cool and soft - rather like the finest lambskin but not quite as malleable. Particularly when the snake is still in the skin. Getting more 7 on one's head is as much due to their size and their lack of interest in being so closely packed together with their brethren. Which as BB would know, is why those mad snake religious snake handlers dont die more frequently. A snake removed from a pit full of other snakes is momentarily grateful and calm and less likely to take a wee nip.

If you wanna gain the snail record, hunt up a wee carnivorous snail from Tasmania that only manages about 5mm across the shell at full maturity.