Millipede racing is an indoor pastime
It may be described as the most minor of all minor sports.
There are many millipedes, but so far as I have discovered, only one racing millipede.
It is a very handsome little beast about an inch in length.
It curls up in a small ring when at rest, and races best on a polished tabletop.
Once they start, on the removal of the ruler, they go like steam, with occasional brief pauses for enquiries, probably.
A pool or sweepstake may be arranged.
If it is proposed to keep an outstanding racer it should be placed in a dark box and fed upon bulbs and roots.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Secrets of Millipede Racing Revealed!
Benjamin, book pirate and new hero, has sent me a copy of the Minor Field Sports book I blogged earlier. It contains, as we know, some very, very minor field sports. Here, for your delectation, are some of its observations on Millipede Racing: