HOW FAST IS A SNAIL?



How fast is a snail? A more relevant question is perhaps '...how slow is a snail..?'

The answer is very slow indeed. In fact, someone went to the effort of recording the speed of a snail in 1970 and it turned out to be 0.00758 miles - equal to 40 feet or 12.2 meters - per hour.

However the information doesn't stop there! The fastest moving species of land snail - which is probably the common garden snail (Helix aspersa) - can travel at a rate of 0.03 miles (158.5 feet or 48.3 meters) per hour.

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HOW FAST IS A SNAIL?

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