A video of tortoises moving unusually fast is viral on the social media.

"Aww they're having fun!" reads a tweet.

"Das the fastest I've ever seen a tortoise run," reads another

"I didn't know turtles can run," another user tweets.

The video went viral, after which it was featured in few news website under viral videos section.


Fact check:

The claim is FALSE.

When the keyframes from the video are searched with Reverse image search, we found that the video was digital art created by Vernon James Manlapaz. The artist originally shared the video on his Instagram page with the caption "Speedy."

This explanation was furnished in the article published in Hindustan Times.

Newsmeter found an Instagram account of Vernon James Manlapaz, where several digitally created videos can be seen.

According to an article in colossal, everyday spaces like street markets, city sidewalks, and restaurants become fantastical playlands in the mind of Vernon James Manlapaz. The designer, who has several years of experience in animation and visual effects creates delight-inducing augmented realities that he shares on Instagram with his more than 150,000 followers.

Manlapaz was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He now lives in Los Angeles where he works as a visual effects designer at Snap Inc., which you may know as Snapchat. Follow along with Manlapaz's digital delights via Instagram.

When searched for the fastest Tortoise, we found a video published by Guinness world records. The greatest speed achieved by a tortoise is 0.28 m/s (0.92 ft/s) and was achieved by Bertie at Adventure Valley, Brasside, UK on 9 July 2014.


No Tortoises are known to go faster than Bertie from the UK.

Therefore, a digitally created video is being shared as real. The claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   tortoises run faster than usual
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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