Thursday, July 24, 2008

HEIKKA- THE FASTEST SNAIL

We have seen formula one cars at a flashing speed of 340kph but how about a race featured by the slowest creatures like snail.Finding the fastest among these slowest creatures(looks strange).I have no idea how their pace will be measured(maybe in cm\hr).Three hundred eager snails competed in a keenly contested race to be crowned the fastest snail in the Annual World Snail Racing Championships in Congham,Norfolk.Snails are placed in the middle and pointed in the right direction.A well watered course is apparently the secret to a good championship as the snails like damp conditions.Super snail Heikka owned by a thirteen-year-old Georgia Brow,claimed the victory after taking the chequered flag in a time of 3mins 2secs.Heikka is named after the current Mclaren F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen.