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A surreal showdown and primal display of manhood

Two gladiators face off in a show of masculinity in viral video of a fight between poly students

You know that old criminal science experiment, the one where a teacher stages a fight during class, then asks the student-witnesses to write down what they saw, and each testimony is different?

The same thing happened at Temasek Polytechnic a few days ago, except it appears to be real, not staged. If I were a student trying to describe what happened, I would question my own account, even after watching the footage over and over again.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'A surreal showdown and primal display of manhood '. Print Edition | Subscribe