Schoolgirl smashes the world record
Luffy Monday, September 01, 2008 World RecordThere will be no need for a slow-motion replay to confirm this record-breaking feat.
Schoolgirl Tiana Walton has slithered into the record books - for having the most snails on her face at once.
Nine-year-old Tiana, who loves animals, bravely allowed 25 of the slimy creatures to cover her eyes, nose and mouth.
Snails face: Tania smashed the previous record of 15 snails set in Australia while the most she had had on her face before was nine.
She smashed the previous record of 15, held by Australian Liam Kenny, and her unusual feat will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Her previous personal best was just nine.
The rules state that competitors have just one minute to put the snails on their face before tipping their head forward for 10 seconds.
Tiana, of Alvanley, Cheshire, said: "I am not squeamish. It is relaxing but it feels a bit cold. They are quite smelly and you can see their big long eyes facing you. I think my friends at school will say 'urgh'."
Local vet Ken Robinson witnessed the attempt and ensured no snails were harmed. He said: "It is a superb achievement and all the snails have been treated to a gourmet meal."
Tiana said her next ambition is to become an Olympic gymnast.
Setting records runs in the family as Tiana’s mother, Tommy, herself appeared in the Guinness Book Of World Records in 1980 for growing the largest lemon in the world weighing 3Ib 14oz..
Slither: Tiana had to sit up for 10 seconds with the snails still on her face to make sure none of them slimed their way out of her record-breaking feat