The Tor­toise and the Hare re­al­ity show

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By Wang Yaxin

"The Tor­toise and the Hare" is an Ae­sop's fa­ble about a race be­tween a rab­bit and a tor­toise. De­spite walk­ing very slowly, the tor­toise crossed the fin­ish line first.

On June 2, a re­al­ity show to reen­act the story was set up at Wuhan Haichang Po­lar Ocean World. The real life end­ing was some­what dif­fer­ent to the orig­i­nal, with both an­i­mals un­ex­pect­edly cross­ing the line at the same time.

The race be­gan with three tur­tles and three rab­bits. The tur­tle on track No.3 kept walk­ing slowly to­wards the fin­ish line. One of the rab­bits de­cided to take a rest on the track after run­ning for a while, an­other lost its di­rec­tion and went back to the start point, while the third one never even started. When the tur­tle almost reached the end, the rab­bit that had been rest­ing sud­denly jumped up and be­gan to run quickly down the track, reach­ing the fin­ish line at the same time as the tur­tle.

Photo by Miao Jian

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