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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.

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The 40 human contestants were allowed to place their animals on either skis...

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