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