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Tortoise beats hare in skiing competition
Tortoise beats hare in skiing competition

In a bit of life imitating Aesop's fables, a tortoise has beaten a hare in a skiing competition in China. Yes, that first line is real. (And OK, so it wasn't a hare but a pet rabbit; it still could do the long jump.) The contest, held at Sanmenxia in central China's Henan province, calls on sports enthusiasts to enter the race along with a furry friend. The weirder the pet, the more points the owner is given. PHOTOS: Amazing images from 2014 so far The 40 human contestants were allowed to place their animals on either skis or sledges, or simply lead the animal during competition. This year's animal contestants included cats, dogs, a duck (which placed first in...

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