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WATCH: The Tortoise and the Hare race to the finish line in real life; guess who won?

05:28 PM | 12 Oct, 2016
WATCH: The Tortoise and the Hare race to the finish line in real life; guess who won?
All of you must have heard the story from Aesop’s Fables about the race between a tortoise and its old adversary, the hare.

Aesop wrote about the race between a hare and a tortoise as far back as about 600BC, which ends with the moral that has gone on to be one of the tenets for successful people around the world: Slow and steady wins the race.


Footage has emerged of the moment a pet fair in Thailand recreated the iconic contest between the two animals, and the Aesop’s story appeared to be true even in real life.

The race was highly engrossing, with people cheering from across the stadium. The tortoise started off with a fair lead, only to have the hare quickly hopping past.

But what followed was uncanny. The tortoise was predictably slow off the mark but still managed to create a healthy margin between itself and the hare, who was left marooned at the start line.

However, after taking a few seconds to get its bearings, the hare came to and hopped forward, claiming the lead for itself.

The following few seconds were tense - the tortoise keeping a steady pace as it came alongside the hare, before overtaking and taking what seemed to be an unassailable margin leading to decisive victory.

In today’s fast-faced world, there are many who would simply discard this lesson as worthless. But this video gives us a lesson that if you have to win the race, you must keep going towards your goal, slow and steady. And never slumber before you achieve the victory.

Tortoise who lost his legs in attack picks up speed after getting new wheels

The event also stresses the need to adopt love and care for such wonderful animals in this world.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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