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Video of Speedy Tortoises Was Created Digitally

Suzy Woltmann Suzy Woltmann
10th September 2021
Video of Speedy Tortoises Was Created Digitally
We don't need to rethink the tortoise and the hare (Getty Images).

The Claim

A video depicts tortoises moving at a very fast speed (at least, a very fast speed for tortoises).

Emerging story

The claim took off on social media in early September 2021.

Misbar’s Analysis

We conducted a reverse image search using screenshots from the video, and found that it was a digital film created by Vernon James Manlapaz, whose bio says he creates “short magical videos.” 

In an interview, Manlapaz said he creates the videos by using his iPhone and integrating 3D graphics into the videos. 

As reported by the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's fastest tortoise can move 0.28 meters/second.

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