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Last Updated: Tuesday September 02 2008 07:58 GMT

Girl breaks snail on face record

Tiana and her record-breaking snails - Pic from the Chester Chronicle

Most people would run a mile when faced with a slimy snail crawling on them, so imagine 25 sliding over your face.

That's what happened to nine-year-old Tiana from Chester and to make things worse, she chose to let the snails create their slimy trails over her.

Tiana put the snails on her face in a bid to set a world record, and it seems like she might have done it.

The old record was just 15, and as long as officials say Tiana's attempt was okay, she'll be the new holder.

Tiana told her local paper the Chester Chronicle: "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"."

Tiana and her record-breaking snails - Pic from the Chester Chronicle
Now that's a LOT of snails!
Her dad added that she was a big fan of the Guinness World of Records, and had been scouring the pages to find one she could break.

And according to Tiana no-one will break her record for a while: "I don't think many people will be bothered about putting snails on their face!" she said.