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It's So Cold In England Even The Racing Snails Are Curling Up

A pub in Devon disappointed guests by cancelling a snail race as an arctic cold front hits much of Europe.
Forecasters are warning a Siberian Arctic blast nicknamed the "beast from the east" is enveloping the U.K. in the coming days. Here the winter sun is seen in Somerset, England on Friday. Source: Matt Cardy

It's not called a snail's pace for nothing, but just how slow is too slow for the mollusk to move? According to a pub in England, hibernation is where they draw the line.

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