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How Fast Is A Snail's Pace?

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How Fast Is A Snail's Pace?

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Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

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The speed of a land snail was recorded in 1970 as 0.00758 miles (40 feet [12.2 meters]) per hour. The fastest moving species of land snail is probably the common garden snail (Helix aspersa) which moves at 0.03 miles (158.5 feet [48.3 meters]) per hour.

Sources: The Guinness Book of Records 1994, pp. 46; Wallace, Irving.. The Book of Lists#2,p. 142.

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