Gee Geronimo the Snail

I'm not aware of many famous snails. Gee Geronimo, as far as I know, may be the only one. Back in the 1970s, the Guinness Book of Records declared him to be the world's biggest snail. His owner was Christopher Hudson. Gee Geronimo died in 1976.

Christopher Hudson with Gee Geronimo
source: 1978 Guinness Book of Records

Connellsville Daily Courier - Nov 27, 1976

Hudson was apparently more in love with his snails than he was with his wife.

Honolulu Advertiser - Feb 4, 1977

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Sep 15, 2021
     Category: Animals | World Records | Marriage | 1970s

I wonder if the wife regretted moving to Tehran. The Shah was overthrown two years later.
Posted by ges on 09/15/21 at 06:30 AM
I wonder how it would taste with a roasting and a bit of garlic butter?
Posted by KDP on 09/15/21 at 07:24 AM
KDP: It tastes like garlicy butter.
Posted by crc on 09/15/21 at 09:53 AM
Looks like the Honolulu Observer made a mistake: Guinness actually says it was 15½ inches.
Posted by Carson on 09/15/21 at 01:43 PM
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