Was there perhaps a detail of that famous race between the tortoise and hare that was never made public? Certainly, everyone knows that the cocky confidence of the hare led to his undoing but did the tortoise use more than just his steady approach to outwit his racing partner? Physical evidence would seem to indicate that the tortoise also prevailed by distracting his opponent with his vividly painted shell. One could almost feel empathy for the hare since the kaleidoscope treatment on the shell with its pretty swirls and bright colors would certainly sidetrack even the most focused of individuals (so what chance the hare). Alas, these days the tortoise would rather pose than discuss his victory so the facts of that fateful day will never truly be known.