Can tortoises run faster than usual?

A video of tortoises moving unusually fast is viral on social media. "Aww they're having fun!" reads a tweet.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  8 Sep 2021 5:30 AM GMT
Can tortoises run faster than usual?

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.

https://zeenews.india.com/viral/did-you-know-turtles-could-run-heres-proof-watch-viral-video-2391388.html

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.



https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/77951-fastest-tortoise

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
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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