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Friday, June 29, 2007

Baby Derby on Japanese TV


Japanese TV: you could almost say that if something doesn't show up on it sometime, it hasn't been thought of yet.

Japanese kids: As a people the Japanese dote on them. Childhood is seen as a time of supreme, blissful innocence, and perhaps more importantly, a time of freedom before the onerous duties of adulthood are imposed.
Put them together and ...

... you get a gameshow where, in each program, the members of the panel place bets on potential winners of generally off-the-wall contests - this week the contest being between crawling babies!

How fast can a baby crawl across 10 meters? And how can he or she be made to do so?

These are questions that you will see answered on this clip: excerpts of highlights from the seven elimination rounds, and, of course, the final championship.

Selectively subtitled in English by JapanVisitor.

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