Snail racing, 1886

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Snail racing, 1886 - The newest Paris sport is snail racing. The...
The newest Paris sport is snail racing. The race course is a smooth board, at the end of which is a lighted candle, toward which the snails begin to creep when the room is darkened. There are miniature hurdles on the course and a river, and the famous racing snails are handicapped with pellets of clay.

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  1. The Abbeville Press And Banner,
  2. 17 Mar 1886, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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