OK, so, let’s say you’re running, sprinting, even, and you fall down.
You fall down kind of badly, sliding on your stomach along the track.
What do you do? Do you get back up and act like nothing happened? Do you lie there in pain and try to milk the crowd’s sympathy? No to both of these.
This track runner in Hawaii showed exactly what you do, which is: the worm.
By turning his fall into an act of entertainment, the runner — who wasn’t going to win this race anyway — gained the respect of the crowd: worth its weight in gold.