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September 8, 2008

Schoolgirl Tiana Walton shatters world record for most snails on face


Long story short: Tiana (above and below, setting her new record of 25) shattered the previous record of 15 held by Australian Liam Kenny, and her feat will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Read the August 29, 2008 Daily Mail story for details; it follows.

Schoolgirl smashes the world record as she lets 25 snails slide across her face

There will be no need for a slow-motion replay to confirm this record-breaking feat.

Schoolgirl Tiana Walton has slithered into the record books — for having the most snails on her face at once.


Nine-year-old Tiana, who loves animals, bravely allowed 25 of the slimy creatures to cover her eyes, nose and mouth.

She smashed the previous record of 15, held by Australian Liam Kenny, and her unusual feat will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Her previous personal best was just nine.

The rules state that competitors have just one minute to put the snails on their face before tipping their head forward for 10 seconds.

Tiana, of Alvanley, Cheshire, said: "I am not squeamish. It is relaxing but it feels a bit cold. They are quite smelly and you can see their big long eyes facing you. I think my friends at school will say 'urgh'."

Local vet Ken Robinson witnessed the attempt and ensured no snails were harmed. He said: "It is a superb achievement and all the snails have been treated to a gourmet meal."

Tiana said her next ambition is to become an Olympic gymnast.


Setting records runs in the family as Tiana’s mother, Tommy [sic], herself appeared in the Guinness Book Of World Records in 1980 for growing the largest lemon in the world, weighing 3 lb. 14 oz.....................

[via wtbw.net]

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I am happy to see that English children are just as nuts as they are here in the USA. Rule Britannia!

Posted by: Kelley Young | Nov 4, 2008 9:52:52 PM

He said: "It is a superb achievement and all the snails have been treated to a gourmet meal."

Really? Like, um, escargot or something?

Posted by: Publisher | Oct 25, 2008 2:47:47 PM

All I know is, snails are kind of like slugs, and if you touch a slug, you never EVER get the slime off, and this kid had them on her face (her FACE! AAAAHHHH!!), and I'm traumatized just thinking about it. There won't be enough makeup in the world to take the shine off her face.

Speaking of strange animal life, does anybody know what that thing is on top of Sarah Palin's head? I haven't been following much, so I don't know if it's been investigated & discussed already as a vital part of her qualifications. It reminds me of when I was a teenager, and us girls (who'd JUST learned how to drive) would pile into somebody's car and go downtown to Rich's department store where there was this lady who'd sit you down and study your hair color, then she'd take a bunch of long strands of Dynel fake hair -- all different colors -- and blend them all together through this wicked-looking metal-spike comb thing until it "matched perfectly." The thing would be about three feet long. Then she'd wind it around on this mannequin head and braid it so it looked like a big giant hair pastry, then when she was done, she'd set it on top of your head -- didn't matter what kind of haircut you had underneath on your own real hair -- and anchor it in place with these big long hairpins and a can of hair-spray. Then you'd pay for it (I think it was fifteen dollars or something) and spend the rest of the day walking around the store trying to look inconspicuous and glamorous at the same time. And you'd go home and sleep sitting upright and not wash your hair for a week to preserve this work of art. Anyway, that's what it looks like Sarah Palin has on her head.

Posted by: Flautist | Sep 9, 2008 12:20:28 PM

Wow! So far you are 2 for 2 on the creepy scale.

Posted by: Charlotte K | Sep 8, 2008 7:03:13 PM

Why, why, why. Scratch that. Good for her, I guess.

Posted by: Jack | Sep 8, 2008 2:32:14 PM

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