Death by Snails

November 1979: World-champion snail eater Marc Quinquandon died soon after eating 72 snails in three minutes and four seconds.

More info: Death of a snails man (Washington Post - Nov 29, 1979)

San Bernardino County Sun - Nov 27, 1979

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 10, 2018
     Category: Death | Food | World Records | 1970s

The WAPO link gives this: Sorry, we can’t seem to find the page you’re looking for.
Posted by ges on 07/10/18 at 08:31 AM
ges -- thanks for letting me know. I think it should work now.
Posted by Alex on 07/10/18 at 08:46 AM
I'm guessing that those 367 pounds had more to do with M. Quinquandon's demise than six dozen snails. By the way, snails are pretty tasty when served with garlic butter.
Posted by KDP on 07/10/18 at 10:19 AM
"Death of a Snails Man" is an exceptional headline.
Posted by The Regulator Guy on 07/10/18 at 10:54 AM
I think eating contests are obscene. Cf the Monty Python sketch, “Gluttony.”
Posted by Judy on 07/10/18 at 01:50 PM
I remember well the line "I've tasted snails twice. Once going down . . .."
Posted by Phideaux on 07/11/18 at 12:36 AM
Boy, he really (s)nailed it!
Posted by Lone Ranger on 07/11/18 at 01:00 AM
I guess his ship snailed.
Posted by Lone Ranger on 07/11/18 at 01:01 AM
Happy snails to you, until we meet again.
Posted by Lone Ranger on 07/11/18 at 01:06 AM

Yep. When you serve them with garlic butter they taste like buttery garlic.
Posted by crc on 07/11/18 at 05:12 AM
Thanks for fixing the link. The article is a hoot. They don't write them like that anymore.
Posted by ges on 07/11/18 at 08:49 AM
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