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French Snail Racing Championship: Ready, Set, Slow!

As usual, the annual snail racing championship in France got off to a slow start this year.

Now in its 43rd installment, the march of the mollusks pits these slimy creatures against one another in an actual run for their lives. Those snails that don’t make it to the outer ring of the race track could find themselves in a big pot of escargot.

“It’s great, it’s a lot of fun,” one guest told Reuters in the video below. “It’s all about nature and it’s something different than we usually see.”

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