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Kicker: No snails allowed

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Airport security in Germany discovered a giant bag of snails smuggled from Nigeria


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NICK EICHER, HOST: You know how airport security is: you’re not able to bring a lot of things onto the plane with you—bottles of shampoo, large metal objects, most animals?

Well, apparently someone didn’t get that memo. German airport security in Dusseldorf found a giant bag of snails.

Almost a hundred of them!

One of the snails had already escaped the bag when an airport worker saw it. Apparently he thought it was a toy until it started moving.

I guess he must have been looking at it for a long time because, well, you know how snails are.

Authorities concluded that the snails were smuggled in from Nigeria, where they are a delicacy, and headed to an African goods store in the western part of the country.

REICHARD: Ah, escargot!

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.

NICK EICHER, HOST: You know how airport security is: you’re not able to bring a lot of things onto the plane with you—bottles of shampoo, large metal objects, most animals?

Well, apparently someone didn’t get that memo. German airport security in Dusseldorf found a giant bag of snails.

Almost a hundred of them!

One of the snails had already escaped the bag when an airport worker saw it. Apparently he thought it was a toy until it started moving.

I guess he must have been looking at it for a long time because, well, you know how snails are.

Authorities concluded that the snails were smuggled in from Nigeria, where they are a delicacy, and headed to an African goods store in the western part of the country.

REICHARD: Ah, escargot!

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.


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