29 Jul '14, 1pm

Here's a bit of hard-hitting news from the @rwnewswire desk: They built a track with square corners. Why?

Here's something so bizarre we spent a day trying to make sure it wasn't Photoshop fakery: A track in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang was recently renovated and wound up with 90-degree turns in every lane. As the Telegraph and other media outlets have reported , the track was judged in need of refurbishing before the visit of senior Communist Party leaders. Even in a Communist country, time is money, and to hurry things along, local officials decided painting 90-degree turns would be faster than the standard curves. The video below shows an intrepid TV reporter and local woman trying to navigate the turns.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/watch-chines...

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