Weird News Sitemap - Page 4 2015-09-03

PoleRiders - Andrew Katzander and Marlo Fisken
Pole dancing and bicycle riding combine into one glorious endeavor at PoleRiders. Andrew Katzander pedals a bike rickshaw with Marlo Fisken on a trailer gyrating on a 8-foot pole. Page 52.

PoleRiders in Action
PoleRiders -- pole dancing on wheels -- hits the streets of New York with Alexander Katzander and erotic dancer Marla Fisken. Page 51.

PoleRiders - Pole Dancing on Wheels
PoleRiders takes the art of poll dancing on the road. Andrew Katzander is a performance artist who travels New York City on a bicycle rickshaw, dragging a trailer with an erotic dancer gyrating on an 8-foot poll. Page 50.

Weird Art - The Dream Unveiled in St. Helens
A 65-foot-high head of a little girl is unveiled on April 20, 2009, in St. Helens, England. The sculpture, called

Museum of Bad Art - Studies in Digestion
Boston's Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is auctioning off this beauty --

Nude Nite - Tampa's Sushi in the Nude
Tampa's 10th annual Nude Nite features dozens of body-painting artists who use models as flesh canvases -- and they're aiming for more than just a titillating show. Page 46.

Prosthetic Hands - London's Science Museum
The squeamish had better turn their heads. London's Science Museum takes a look at artificial body parts in the multimedia show

Chicken Nugget Art - Banksy Depicts Wild Chicken McNuggets
Wild Chicken McNugget Art: A scene titled 'Chicken Nuggets' from artist Banksy's new installation 'The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill' is seen October 8, 2008 in New York City. The 'pet store' features an animatronic leopard, monkey, chicken nuggets and hot dogs along with other creations. The store opened discretely to the public October 5 and will remain open through October 31st. Page 53.

A Park in a Parking Space
Weird News. Page 33.

Dominique Gonzalez Foerster - Giant Bug at Tate Modern Gallery
Dominique Gonzalez Foerster: The new show at Britain's Tate Modern museum, by French artist Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, is truly shaking the city, offering visitors bleak images 50 years in the future. . Page 54.

Face of Food: It's a Bacon Kevin Bacon!
One man's trash is another man's treasure, and that old adage couldn't be more appropriate as we look at the wonderful world of weird art from around the world. Some of it is surely among the most thought provoking exhibits in the world today -- and some is just downright peculiar. Page 16.

Nudes in the News: Naked Chinese Girls Riding Horses
A new sculpture features naked Chinese girls on gold-plated horses. See it all here. Page 15.

Man-Dog Sex Art Stirs Mixed Emotions Down Under
Naked people with dog heads: See the strange and sexy art that's causing a big stir in Australia. Page 13.

Naked People With Dog Heads
Fiberglass sculptures depict naked people with dog heads -- and Australia may never be the same. See the sexy and controversial images here. Page 14.

Weird Christmas Tree Is Made of Bicycles
An Australian shopping center has set up a Christmas tree made of recycled bicycle parts. See it here. Page 12.

Baby Hitler: Artist Dresses Up Daughter as Nazi Leader
Who would dress up a baby as Adolf Hitler? Find out here... and see pictures of the little Nazi. Page 25.

Walkable Bowel - Visitors at Art Exhibit Walk Through Bowl
Care to take a stroll through a 60-foot plastic bowel. It's part of Diakonieklinikum Hamburg hospital's cancer awareness program. Page 41.

Behind the 8-Ball Weird Pool Table Photo
Want to see a cross between medieval torture and art? Buck Wolf's Weird News Central at About.com takes a look at China's Weightlessness exhibit. Page 57.

New Art Features Full-Frontal Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
One man's trash is another man's treasure, and that old adage couldn't be more appropriate as we look at the wonderful world of weird art from around the world. Some of it is surely among the most thought provoking exhibits in the world today -- and some is just downright peculiar. Page 31.

Coca-Cola Art - Conservative Party Annual Conference
Coca-Cola Art: This Bull sculpted from Coke cans is part of the 125th annual Conservative Party Conference at the International Conference Centre on September 28, 2008 in Birmingham, England. Page 59.

Weightlessness Art - Shen Ye's Knocking Tables
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Medieval Torture or Art? China's 'Weightless' Art Exhibit
Check out photos of people with their heads poking through a pool table.

Unusual Art From an Unusual Artist
It may look like a giant yellow donut, but it's really the latest work of art from Anish Kapoor -- and we have an image of the thing. Page 32.

A Zombieland Party
Zombies gather to see

Save the Zombies!
Do zombies have rights too? See this and more in our special gallery,

Zombie Meals Cost an Arm...
What do zombie meals cost? An arm and a leg! See this creepy image and more in our special gallery,

Pulling Out all the Ghoulish Stops for Zombieland


Dominique Gonzalez Foerster - Giant Bug at Tate Modern Gallery
Dominique Gonzalez Foerster: The new show at Britain's Tate Modern museum, by French artist Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, is truly shaking the city, offering visitors bleak images 50 years in the future. . Page 58.

Giant Unsettling Baby Sculpture Is Just a Little Too Real
Ron Mueck is known for creating incredibly lifelike sculptures... in very unnatural sizes. Just take a look at this 15-foot-long newborn baby. Page 30.

Using Legos to Repair Cracks in Buildings
Weird News. Page 29.

Rebuilding New York -- One Lego at a Time
Turns out repair work is child's play. See the work of an artist who fills in city cracks and gaps with Lego bricks. Page 28.

Baby Saddam: Artist Dresses Daughter as Iraqi Dictator
Who would dress a child as some of history's most hated figures? See the images of Baby Hitler, Baby Saddam and Baby Stalin here... and learn why one artist is dressing her own child in these outrageous costumes. Page 26.

Baby Stalin
What would Stalin look like as a baby girl? See one artist's outrageous project here... as she dresses her own daughter as some of history's most hated figures, including Adolf Hitler. Page 27.

Painting People: Boo Ritson's Living Art
Some artists paint canvas. Boo Ritson paints people. See her living works here in the Weird Art Photo Gallery. Page 24.

Painted People: Living Works of Art
They look like action figures or dolls that haven't quite been finished... but they're actually people covered in paint by artist Boo Ritson. See her unique images here. Page 23.

BB Portrait of Football Star Tim Tebow Up for Grabs
Here's a new look at Tim Tebow: The quarterback has been recreated in BBs. See this and other unusual portraits in my Strange Art gallery. Page 22.

Drift: Ron Mueck's 'Crucifixion' Sculpture
A man crucified on a floating pool chair? It could only be another Ron Mueck sculpture. See this and other strange works in my Weird Art gallery. Page 21.

Ron Mueck's Still Life Chicken
Some people create still life portraits of fruit. Ron Muek's

Polarizing Politics: Obama Eaten by Bear in New Art Work
A disturbing new art work shows a polar bear biting down on President Obama's head. The artist says it's a statement on climate change. See these and other weird art images in my special gallery. Page 18.

Polar-izing Art Work Shows Bear Eating Obama
A disturbing new art work shows a polar bear eating President Obama's head. See

World's Most Tattooed Woman Shows Off Her Colorful Figure
Meet Julia Gnuse, the world's most tattooed woman, in my special record-breakers photo gallery. Page 17.

Dance of the Vampires: Musical Bloodsuckers
Who knew vampires loved musicals? See more here! Page 29.

A Zombies Princess
What does a zombie princess look like? See this and more in our special gallery,

Anne Rice's Vampire House
If you thought Anne Rice's books were creepy... take a look at the dolls in her home showing the characters. Page 36.

Buffy Fans Love to Get in the Vampire Mood
See Buffy fans get into vampire-slaying mode here. Page 25.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Poster Art
Check out this blood-red image from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other zombie and vampire pics. Page 66.

Inside Dracula's Graveyard
What would Dracula's real graveyard look like? Find out here in our special gallery,

Eddie Murphy's Forgotten Vampire Role
Eddie Murphy's Forgotten Vampire Role... See this and more in our special gallery,

Ghoulish Gathering for Michael Jackson
Ghouls and zombies gathered to dance for Michael Jackson. See this and more in our special gallery,

Voodoo Zombies Want to Eat You
A zombie looks ready for a meal in this New Orleans image. See this and more in our special gallery,

St. Patrick's Day Vampires
What do vampires have to do with St. Patrick's Day? Find out here. Page 27.

Dance of the Vampires: An Up-Close Look at the Fangs.
Check out the fangs on this vampire! See more vampire and zombie images in our special gallery. Page 23.

Vampires Love to Party: Fan Gets in the Spirit for "Queen of the Vampires"
Some fans REALLY love their vampire costumes. See one of the over-the-top revelers at the party for

Vlad the Impaler's Eternal Stone Stare
Vlad the Impaler was a feared and dreaded leader. Celebrated as the original

Zombies 'Thrill' to Michael Jackson Song
Zombies gathered in a

28 Days Later


Astro-Zombies Movie Poster
The 1969 film

Bela Lugosi as Dracula
Bela Lugosi as Dracula is iconic. See this and more in our special gallery,

Blade: Trinity
Sometimes, a franchise hangs around too long. Witness

Blade
Wesley Snipes plays the title vampire in

Day of the Dead
The third film on George Romero's zombie trilogy,

Dead Snow
Nazi zombies invade a ski resort in

Dracula 2000
The Wes Craven-produced

Dracula in a French Poster
A French poster for 1958's

Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula
Francis Ford Coppola told his

Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love


Herbert West: Re-Animator


Redneck Zombies
Low-budged monsters take over in

The Astro-Zombies
The Astro-Zombies featured a disgruntled rocket scientist who made his own army of the undead to settle his scores. See this and more in our special gallery,

Night of the Living Dead


Planet Terror
Zombie chaos takes over in

Zombies and Vampires
Ever fall in love with a vampire? That's the central plot of

Man With the Most Straws in His Mouth
How many straws can you fit in your mouth? See a man with 400 of them! Page 24.

New World Record: Heaviest Weight Lifted by Tongue
A man lifts more than 27 pounds with a hook that pierced his tongue. See him in action -- and other strange record holders -- here. Page 23.

A Toast to Mother-in-Law: World's Largest Bread Mosaic
A British woman created the world's largest toast mosaic... and picks her mother-in-law for the strange and giant image. See it all here. Page 21.

World's Heaviest Pumpkin
The new record-breaking pumpkin weighs nearly a ton. That's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! See it all here. Page 19.

Carver Turns Pumpkins Into Art... Fast
Meet the man who can carve pumpkins faster than anyone else... ever. Page 20.

World's Largest Gathering of Zombies
Zombies gathered in Britain to break a record... and appear in a film. See it all here. Page 18.

Open Wide: The Biggest Mouth in the World
Meet the man with the biggest mouth in the world. It's so big he can fit a can of soda in it -- sideways! See him in the world records photo gallery. Page 17.

A Java Jolt for the Record Books: World's Biggest Cup of Coffee
See the world's biggest cup of coffee, which can hold 2,010 gallons of brew. Page 16.

High-Flying Clown Makes History at Sea
Daredevil clown Bello Nock performs a first-ever feat: A tightrope walk on a ship at sea. See it here. Page 15.

Christmas Compulsion: Canadian Man Sports World's Largest Santa Collection
A Canadian man has the world's largest collection of Santa Claus stuff. See it all here. Page 13.

Michael Jackson's Latest Record: King of Pop Is Now King of Posters
Michael Jackson breaks another record: A new poster for his posthumous release is the world's largest. Page 14.

Going Gaga for the Lady: Impersonators Set Record
More Gagas than you can goggle: See the 121 Lady Gaga impersonators who set a record at the Grammy Awards. Page 12.

World's Oldest Wedding Cake Outlives All Marriages
Here's a wedding cake that's outlived every marriage around: It's 113 years old. Page 11.

Thai Girl Named World's Hairiest Teen
The world's hairiest teen isn't shying away from her record. See her here. Page 10.

Teen Wolf: Hairy Thai Gal Is a Record-Breaker
A teen girl from Thailand is the world's hairiest. See her here. Page 9.

Fat Man Running: Former Sumo Champ Does Marathon
A 400-pound sumo wrestler becomes the heaviest man to finish a marathon. See him here. Page 8.

One Tough Grandmother: Meet the World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder
Meet 74-year-old Ernestine Shepherd, the world's oldest female bodybuilder. Page 7.

Room for Everyone: Picnic Table Seats 405
How long is the world's longest picnic table? Find out here. Page 6.

Super Nova: Meet the World's Tallest Female Dog
Meet Nova, the world's tallest female dog. Page 5.

Hula Hoop World Record - Aleysa Gulevich Breaks Hula Hoop Record
The Big Top at Circus Flora was the scene when Aleysa Gulevich broke a Guinness record by twirling 107 hula hoops, beating the old record by two rings. Page 61.

Ashrita Furman - First Person to Hold 100 Guinness World Records Ashrita Furman
Ashrita Furman of Queens, N.Y., became the first person to hold 100 Guinness World Records simultaneously. He did it by reciting a poem --

World's Biggest Rocker
That honor goes to Dan and Carolyn Sanazaro's 42-foot, 1-inch behemoth --

World's Oldest Man Tomoji Tanabe (1895 - 2009)
Tomoji Tanabe, who was the world's oldest living man, died of heart failure. He was 113 years and 274 days old. Page 60.

Sultan Kosen - Measuring World's Tallest Man
Weird News. Page 53.

Guinness Record - World's Largest Serving of Meatballs
World's Largest Meatball: The Greek town of Serres cooked up the largest serving of meatballs -- more than 688 lbs. of buffalo meat -- setting a Guinness World Record, thanks to the Serres Chamber f Commerce and industry. Page 63.

Smurfs - World Record for Most People Dressed as Smurfs
The city of Swansea was turned blue as a group of 2,510 people crammed into the Oceana nightclub. The record was previously held by the town of Castleblayney in County Monaghan, Ireland, which recorded 1,253 Smurfs gathered in the high street last year. Page 55.

World's Smallest Dog - Photos of Tom Thumb, World's Smallest Dog (Maybe)
Six Inch Pup: At six inches long, Tom Thumb is not much bigger than a hamster. But this chihuahua-Jack Russell mix may set the record as the smallest pup on the planet. Guinness World Records intends to measure this mutt, to see if he qualifies as the world's smallest dog. Page 72.

World's Largest 'Thriller' Dance - William & Mary College Students Celebrate Michael Jackson
With Michael Jackson's famous

World's Largest Bikini Parade - 281 Beauties Led by Holly Madison
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But in this case, it also goes down as a Guinness World Record, set on May 14, 2009, with 281 women on parade. Page 64.

World's Biggest Meatball - 222.5-Pound Giant at Nonni's Italian Eatery
Guinness World Records authenticated the world's biggest meatball at Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, N.H. at 222.5 pounds. The old record of 198.6 pounds. Page 48.

World's Biggest Burger - $2000 Hamburger at Mallie's Sport's Grill
The World's Largest Burger, as certified by Guinness World Records, can be yours at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan. The 185.6 lb. burger, which takes 15 hours to cook, can be yours for just $2,000. Page 62.

World's Largest Waltz - 650 Brits Dance World's Largest Waltz
On May 3, 2009, 315 couples in the British city of Bath simultaneously danced for five minutes, breaking the 2008 record of 242 couples in Austria. Page 71.

Isobel Varley - The World's Most Heavily Tattooed Woman Isobel Varley
Using her body like a canvas, Isobel Varley, who turned 71 in 2009, is recognized as the most tattooed septuagenarian woman. Page 65.

World's Oldest Dog - Photo of Chanel, World's Oldest Dog
World's Oldest Dog: Weird News. Page 66.

World's Oldest Man - Henry Allingham World's Oldest Man
With the death of 113-year-old Tomoji Tanabe of Japan, Henry Allingham becomes the world's oldest living man. Allingham, a veteran of both World War One and Two, is also 113 years old. He lives in Britain. Page 59.

World's Smallest Car - The Peel 50
The Peel 50 - the Smallest Car ever approved for street use - weighs only 130 lbs., and can hold only the driver and a small shopping bag. It doesn't go very fast, but, at 52-inches long, it's a snap to park. Page 73.

World's Tallest Dog - Gibson, World's Tallest Dog, Battled Cancer
World's Tallest Dog: Our heart goes out to Gibson, the world's tallest dog, who is battling bone cancer, and is now undergoing chemotherapy. The black-and-white Great Dane, who makes his home in Grass Valley, Calif., stands seven feet high on hind legs, and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Page 68.

World's Tallest Dog Writes a Book - Gibson Speaks
Gibson, better known as

World's Largest Cupcake
The only problem with cupcakes is size: They're just too darn small. But not this monster cupcake. Check out this photo of the 1,224-pound cupcake, which owns the Guinness World Record. Page 58.

Tea-Sipping Loop-the-Loop Record
There's a new tea-sipping loop-the-loop record pilot in the skies, and we have the photo of the stunt. Page 56.

World's Smallest Man Khagendra Thapa Magar Poses With New York's Finest
New World Records: Here's a ongoing look at biggest, hairiest, latest, greatest world records, from the fattest man to the tallest woman. Keep up with humanity's quest to reach new heights . . . and depths. Page 30.

World's Smallest Man Khagendra Thapa Magar Atop the Empire State Building
What happens when the smallest man in the world reaches the tallest building in New York? Find out here... and see the stunning images of Khagendra Thapa Magar and other world record holders. Page 29.

Khagendra Thapa Magar: Little Man With a Big Book
The world's shortest man shows just how little he has to offer -- standing up behind a book hides half of his body. Page 31.

World's Tallest Man Enters the Record Book
Meet the world's tallest man, Sultan Kösen, and the other record-breaking stars of Guinness World Records 2011. Page 54.

Tallest & Smallest Dogs Meet in New York Record Event
See what happens when the smallest dog in the world meets the tallest in my special photo collection. Page 28.

Meeting a Real Giant: I Measure Up to the World's Tallest Dog
I caught up with the world's tallest dog, Giant George, to see how I would measure up. Check out the photos in my special World Records photo gallery. Page 27.

Top Dog Meets Lil' Bow Wow: Record-Breaking Mutts Meet
The world's two top dogs met in New York, and you can see them in my special New World Records photo collection. Page 25.

Boo Boo the Chihuahua: World's Smallest Dog
Meet the world's smallest dog, Boo Boo the chihuahua. Page 26.

New World Records: World's Largest Mac & Cheese
New World Records: Here's a ongoing look at biggest, hairiest, latest, greatest world records, from the fattest man to the tallest woman. Keep up with humanity's quest to reach new heights . . . and depths. Page 22.

Great Pumpkin of California - 1,524-lb. Gourd Takes Biggest Pumpkin
Great Pumpkin: Thad Starr, a stay-at-home dad from Pleasant Hill, Ore., brought a 1,524-pound pumpkin to California, winning the 34th annual pumpkin weigh-off in Half Moon Bay, shattering the competition's old record by almost 300 pounds. Page 83.

World's Smallest Violin Is Just 1 Centimeter Long!
I'm not sure who could possible play a centimeter-long violin... but a Chinese company has created one anyway, making it the world's smallest. See the tiny instrument and other record-breakers here. Page 49.

Scorpion King - Majed al Malki Sets Record With 22 Scorpions in Mouth
Majed al Malki of Syria set a record in 2009 for putting 22 live scorpions in his mouth. Page 78.

Sandy Allen Photo - World's Tallest Woman
Sandy Allen of Indiana was only 6-lbs., 5-oz. at birth. A tumor in her pituitary gland triggered her abnormal growth, and she would reach 7-foot-7 1/4 inches when she finally stopped growing. Page 84.

Guinness Records - World's Largest Arm Wrestling Tournament
Using tactics such as the

Panty Party - Largest Gathering of People Wearing Underpants
In bras, panties, boxers and briefs, 116 Brits braved the November weather in London to help Fair Trade's

Guinness Records - Longest Line of Pizzas
Guinness World Record: London's Chicago Town pizzeria lined up 1,300 pies. Crust-to-crust, this 820-foot high-calorie chain measured three times the height of Niagara Falls. Page 82.

Elaine Davidson - World's Most Pierced Woman
Weird News. Page 76.

World's Biggest Glass of Beer - 430 Gallons of Guinness
The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub in California filled an 8. Page 47.

World's Biggest Rocker (Not Bono, a Chair)
Bono's trophy case includes 22 Grammys, Time magazine

Pinata - World's Largest Pinata
Care to give this Pińata a whack? It took a wrecking ball to level this 61-foot-high, 60-foot-long donkey. 8,000 lbs. of candy poured out. Page 80.

World's Longest Fingernails - Lee Redmond
In February 2009, a four-car pileup in Holiday, Utah, caused Lee Redmond to break her 35-inch nails. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Page 77.

World's Largest Moving Box
This is the world's largest moving box. Did you even realize that was a record? It is now -- and we have the photo. Page 57.

Meet the David Blaine of Israel
Move over David Blaine... Israeli illusionist Hezi Dayan is attempting to break your icy endurance record. See this and other images in our World Record Gallery. Page 46.

Elf Party: Record Gathering of Santa's Helpers
How many elves does it take to set a record? See the world's largest elf gathering and other record breakers in our special World Record Photo Gallery. Page 45.

Jump Rope Jumpers Hope Into the Record Book
Weird News. Page 44.

A Wedding That's Gone to the Dogs
This is a wedding that even the Rev. Sun Myung Moon would envy -- 356 dogs married at the Bow Wow Vows. See this and other unusual wedding pics in our special Guinness World Records gallery. Page 39.

World's Tallest Married Couple Take Vows to New Heights
Here's to 13 feet, 3.3 inches of unconditional love. See the world's tallest married couple in our special Guinness World Records gallery of love. Page 37.

Little People, Lots of Love: World's Shortest Married Couple
Claudia Pereira Rocha of Curitiba, Brazil, may only be 3 feet tall... but she stands an inch higher than her husband, Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva. See the world's shortest married coupe in our special Guinness World Records gallery. Page 38.

World's Longest Kiss Lasted Nearly a Day and a Half
Weird News. Page 40.

Most Valentines Sent to a Guinea Pigs
Sooty the guinea pig once broke free and mated with all 24 females at the Little Friends Farm in Wales where he lived. His exploits earned him hundreds of Valentine's Day cards. See him and other world record holders in our special gallery. Page 42.

Marathon of Love: Oldest Couple in Combined Years to Run Grueling Race
When Shigetsugu and Miyoko Anan of Japan ran a marathon together, they became the oldest couple to do so -- with a combined 161 years. See unique lovers and other world record holders in our special Guinness gallery. Page 43.

World's Tallest Dog: Giant George Is More Than 7 Feet Long
There's a new top dog: A Great Dane named Giant George is the world's tallest... standing 43 inches from paw to shoulders and more than seven feet long from head to tail. See George and other record-breaking animals and humans in our special photo gallery. Page 36.

New Tallest Man in America Igor Vovkovinskiy Measures Up
America has a new tallest man... meet Guinness World Record holder Igor Vovkovinskiy, and see images of other record breakers in my special gallery. Page 35.

World's Most Tattooed Woman Shows Off Her Colorful Figure
Meet Julia Gnuse, the world's most tattooed woman, in my special record-breakers photo gallery. Page 34.

Weird World Record Attempt: Most People Dressed in Superhero Costumes
How many Aussies does it take to break a record? Click here to find out how many gathered dressed as superheroes for this oddball stunt. Page 33.

Record Booze Fest: World's Largest Toast
New World Records: Here's a ongoing look at biggest, hairiest, latest, greatest world records, from the fattest man to the tallest woman. Keep up with humanity's quest to reach new heights . . . and depths. Page 32.

Chestnut vs. Kobayashi - Hot Dog Championship Chestnut vs. Kobayashi
Takeru Kobayashi (L) of Japan and Joey Chestnut of San Jose stuff hot dogs in their mouths during the annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island July 4, 2007 in New York City. Joey Chestnut defeated six time champion Takeru Kobayashi by eating a new world record of 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Page 7.

Erik Denmark - Competitive Eater Erik Denmark
Erik Denmark stuffs hot dogs in his mouth during the annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island July 4, 2007 in New York City. Joey Chestnut defeated six time champion Takeru Kobayashi by eating a new world record of 66 hot dogs in twelve minutes. Page 8.

Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas
Third place finisher Sonya Thomas congratulates Joey Chestnut as he celebrates winning the 2007 Wing Bowl by eating 182 buffalo wings and breaking his own world record. About 15,000 people came to watch 25 contestants eat buffalo wings in the annual competition. Page 11.

Rich LeFevre - Competitive Eater Rich Lefevre
The old man of the competitive eating circuit shouldn't be underestimated. This 65-year-old retired accountant from Nevada is the No. 10 ranked IFOCE competitor and fittingly holds the record in birthday cake (5 pounds in 11 minutes) as well as SPAM (6 pounds in 12 minutes). Page 12.

Sonya Thomas - Competitive Eater Sonya Thomas
Sonya Thomas. Weird News. Page 10.

Hot Dog Eating Legend Takeru Kobayashi
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan stuffs hot dogs in his mouth during the annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island July 4, 2007 in New York City. Joey Chestnut of San Jose won the title by eating a new world record of 66 hot dogs in twelve minutes. Page 6.

Body Gras - Sexy Butterfly Woman at Canadian Bodypainting Championship
Butterfly Woman: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 11.

Body Gras - Sexy Sea Creature at Canadian Bodypainting Championship
Sexy Sea Creature: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 8.

Canadian Bodypainting Championship - Samantha Rae Finishes Second at Body Gras
Samantha Rae Finishes Second at Body Gras: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 2.

Canadian Bodypainting Championship - Lucie Brouillard Finishes Third at Body Gras
Lucie Brouillard Finishes Third at Body Gras. Page 3.

David Blaine - Drowned Alive
David Blaine's Drowned Alive: Here's a look at David Blaine's greatest stunts and record-setting achievements. Among his achievements:

David Blaine - Frozen in Time Stunt
Frozen in Time: Here's a look at David Blaine's greatest stunts and record-setting achievements. Among his achievements:

David Blaine Frozen in Time
David Blaine's Frozen in Time Stunt: Here's a look at David Blaine's greatest stunts and record-setting achievements. Among his achievements:

David Blaine - Target Challenge
David Blaine's Target Challenge: Here's a look at David Blaine's greatest stunts and record-setting achievements. Among his achievements:

World's Largest Cup of Hot Coco - Serendipity 3
The Largest Cup of Hot Chocolate - consisted of 4 gallons of chocolate drink (cup measured 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall) and was achieved at Serendipity 3 in New York, New York on 9 November 2009. Page 51.

Manjit Singh Pulls 8.5-ton Bus With His Hair
Weird News. Page 50.

Most Nationalities in One Sauna
The record for the most nationalities in a sauna is 76 and was achieved by the University of Haaga Helia in Helsinki, Finland for Guinness World Records Day in November 2009. Some of the nationalities included: Afghanistan, Chile, Iran, Vietnam, Ghana, Jamaica, Madagascar, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Estonia, Venezuela, Honduras, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ireland, US, UK, Finland and Spain. Page 52.

Svetlana Pankratova and He Pingping - World's Shortest Man Meets Leggiest Woman
Svetlana Pankratova and He Pingping: To mark the release of Guinness World Records 2009, He Pingping, the shortest man who can walk, met up with Svetlana Pankratova, the woman with the world's longest legs. He stands at 2-foot-5, while Pankratova's leg are measured at nearly 52 inches, more than 4 feet long. Page 91.

Democratic Convention - Dems Take Swipes at McCain
7 Homes = Elitist: At the Democratic National Convention a man wears a

Arrest Bush - Protesters at Democratic Convention With 'Arrest Bush' Shirts
Arrest Bush: Protesters at the Democratic National Convention wore skull masks and

Democratic Convention - Bizarre Campaign Buttons
Bizarre Campaign Buttons: With crazy hats and Buttons, Democrats gather in Denver for their national convention to nominate Barack Obama. Page 12.

Democratic Convention - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits: Hilary Page 7.

Democratic Convention - Hillary Clinton's Pantsuits on Parade at Convention
Pantsuits on Parade: Before addressing the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton had to pick out which pantsuits to wear, and her staff tested different colors. Page 6.

Modern Day Hippy at Democratic National Convention
Modern Day Hippy: Democrats at their national convention in Denver show the latest in hippy fashion, Peace Sign Couture. Page 13.

Democratic Convention - Red, White and Blue Hat
Red White and Blue Costumes: At the Democratic National Convention, supporters of Barack Obama flash all sorts of crazy outfits to celebrate the nomination of their candidate. Page 3.

Democratic Convention - Conventioneers in Pink Flamingo Glasses
Conventioneers in Pink Flamingo Glasses: At the Democratic National Convention, conventioneers wear all sorts of silly outfits, crazy hats, even pink flamingo glasses. Page 10.

Democratic Convention - Red, White and Nutty Hats
Red, White & Nutty: Here's a look at crazy hats at the Democratic National convention in Denver. Page 4.

Olympic Bikini and Face Paint - British Olympic Fan in Bikini and Face Paint
Bikini and Face Paint at Olympics: As British pentathletes Kate Allenby and Georgina Harland compete in fencing, a British fan shows her colors. Harland would win a bronze medal. Page 23.

Pro Tibet Rally - Face Painted Boy at Olympic Torch Pro Tibet Rally
Pro Tibet Rally: A young boy has his face painted like the Tibetan flag during a pro-Tibetan demonstration April 8, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Protestors are staging demonstrations against China as San Francisco prepares to host the Olympic Torch relay. Page 25.

Tibet Protesters at Olympics
Tibet Protesters at Olympics: An anti Chinese protester shouts at pro Chinese people during the Olympic Torch relay at Parliament House on April 24, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. The relay route in the Australian capital was altered after the events in Paris and London were disrupted by protestors. Protestors gathered in Canberra to protest China's policies toward Tibet, disrupting the torch route and ceremonies, as the Olympic Torch Relay holds its only stop in Australia. Page 24.

U.S. Beats Brazil - Face-Painted U.S. Soccer Fan as U.S. Beats Brazil
Face-painted fan: Here's how one U.S. fan showed support, as the U.S. topped Brazil to take a gold medal in soccer. Page 22.

Fan With Painted Head at Beijing's National Stadium
Fan With Painted Head at Beijing's National Stadium: A local fan displays his painted head outside the National Stadium on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. Page 29.

Beijing Olympic Basketball Gym - Fans at U.S. vs. China in Basketball
U.S. vs. China in Basketball: An American fan holds up a United States flag while his team takes on China during the day 2 preliminary game at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 10, 2008 in Beijing, China. Page 27.

Body Gras - Gold Fingernails at Canadian Bodypainting Championship
Gold Fingernails: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 9.

Body Gras - Sexy Silhouette at Canadian Bodypainting Festival
Sexy Silhouette at Body Gras: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 14.

Body Painting - Skull Woman Dancing at Body Gras
Skull Woman Dancing at Body Gras: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 15.

Body Painting - Woman With Gun at Body Gras
Woman With Gun at Body Gras: Humans have been painting their bodies since they've been cave dwellers, and this Canadian festival takes this ancient art to a whole new sexy level. The two-day championship in Naniamo, B.C. features hundreds of artists and nude models. Page 18.

Unbelievable Hats at Democratic Convention
Beyond Explanation: Some crazy hats at the Democratic National Convention have some meaning. Others completely defy any explanation.. Page 5.

Olympics - Dragon Building at Olympics
Olympic Dragon Building: Workers erect a model of a dragon on top of the Ba Da Ling section of the Great Wall of China close by to the Urban Cycling Road Course ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 1, 2008 in Beijing, China. Page 11.

George Bush at Olympics - America's Cheerleader in Chief
George Bush at Olympics: At the 2008 Olympic Games George Bush reminded us all of his past life as a high school cheerleader, rooting with gusto for U.S. athletes, and not afraid to act unpresidential. Page 4.

Chinese Soldiers at Olympic Torch Relay
Weird News. Page 18.

London Holds A Party As It Becomes The Olympic Host City
London Holds A Party As It Becomes The Olympic Host City:. Page 30.

Olympic Mascots - Fuwa (Good Luck Dolls) Are 2008 Olympic Mascots
The five stylized dolls, known collectively as Fuwa or good-luck dolls, represent the colors of the Olympic rings and the traditional five elements. Page 16.

Olympics - Fans with Face Paint Go Wild at Olympics
Olympic Facepaint: A woman with her face painted like the flags of China and the U.S.A celebrates the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games on Wangfujiang Avenue August 8, 2008 in Beijing, Page 3.

Gregor Tait Nude Ad - Powerade Ad Features Gregor Tait
Gregor Tait Nude Ad: An advertising advertising campaign for Powerade features Triple jumper Phillips Idowu, Swimmer Gregor Tail and cyclist Rebecca Romero posed naked for award-winning photographer Nadav Kander. Page 9.

Olympics Souvenirs - Funny Glasses Olympic Souvenir
The National Aquatic Center reflects in a man's novelty sunglasses just days before the 2008 summer games begin. Page 6.

Rebecca Romero Nude Ad - Powerade Ad Features Rebecca Romero
Rebecca Romero Nude: An advertising advertising campaign for Powerade features Triple jumper Phillips Idowu, Swimmer Gregor Tait and cyclist Rebecca Romero posed naked for award-winning photographer Nadav Kander. Page 7.

Phillips Idowu Nude Ad - Powerade Ad Features Phillips Idowu
Phillips Idowu Nude: An advertising advertising campaign for Powerade features Triple jumper Phillips Idowu, Swimmer Gregor Tait and cyclist Rebecca Romero posed naked for award-winning photographer Nadav Kander. Page 8.

Olympic Snacks - Scorpions, Starfish Among Olympic Snacks
Chinese delicacies on display in the Wangfujing food markets. Page 15.

Olympics - China's Terracotta Warriors at Beijing Olympics
Light decorations in the shape of China's Terracotta Warriors are displayed at an Olympic cultural square on August 1, 2008 in Beijing, China. Page 20.

Campaign Buttons at Republican Convention
Campaign Buttons: A man witt buttons on his hat stands on the floor before the start of day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 4.

Olympic Rings - Even on Ancient Boats, You'll Find Olympic Rings
Olympics Emblem: Boatmen sail a replica of an ancient wooden ship printed with the Olympic emblem on the Cuntan Section of the Yangtze River during an event to mark the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.. Page 21.

Funk the War - Protesters at the Republican Convention
Funk the War: Protesters dance in the streets outside the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Centerl in St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 7.

Weird News
Weird News. Page 2.

Republican Uncle Sam - at the Republican National Convention
Republican Uncle Sam: A man wears a hat on the floor before the start of day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 3.

Masked Protesters at Republican National Convention
Masked Anti-War Protesters: Anti-war activists protest the Republican National Convention (RNC) outside the Minnesota State Capitol August 31, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The RNC is scheduled to run September 1-4. The GOP has announced it will suspend most of Monday's convention activities, except for what is required by the rules that govern the RNC. Page 10.

World Bodypainting Festival Asia
Beyond Explanation: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

World Bodypainting Festival - Blue Fingernails
Blue Nail Bodypainting: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Bodypainging - Blue Tears at the World Bodypainting Festival
Bodypainting: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Bodypainting - Crazy Hair at World Body Painting Festival
Crazy Hair: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

World Bodypainting Festival - Face Painting
Highlights of World Bodypainting Festival in South Korea. Page 31.

World Bodypainting Festival Asia - Body Art at World Bodypainting Festival Asia
World Body Painting Competition: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

World Bodypainting Festival - Green Skin, Orange Eyes at Body Painting Festival
Orange Eyes, Green Skin Body Painting: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Hairy Man in Body Paint
Hairy Man in Body Paint: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

World Bodypainting Festival Asia - Inside Out Body
Human Body Inside Out: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Man With Fangs - World Bodypainting Festival
Man With Fangs: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Man Without a Face - World Bodypainting Festival
Man Without a Face: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Body Painting - World Bodypainting Festival Highlights
Green Monster: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Body Painting - Mop-Haired Beauty at World Body Painting Festival
Mop-Haired Beauty: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Body Painting Champs - Top Models of Body Painting
Body Painting Champs: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

World Bodypainting Festival Asia - Sexy, Fury Creature
Sexy, Fury Creature: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

World Bodypainting Festival - Sexy Clown at Body Painting Festival
Sexy Clown at Bodypainting Festival: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Wearable Graffiti - World Bodypainting Festival Asia
Wearable Graffiti: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Woman in Flames - World Bodypainting Festival
Woman in Flames: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Body Painting - A Winner at the World Bodypainting Festival Asia
Winners: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Painted Woman - World Body Painting Festival
Painted Woman: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Pixie in Body Paint - World Bodypainting Festival Asia
Pixie in Body Paint: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Bao Xishun - At Home With World's Tallest Man Bao Xichun
World's tallest man Bao Xishun and his bride Xia Shujuan listen to a journalist's question at home on March 30, 2007 in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The 54-year-old Mr Bao, who stands at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in) tall, tied the knot with Xia Shujian, a 29-year-old saleswoman from his home city of Chifeng on March 26, 2007. Bao was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year. Page 90.

Bao Xishun -- World's Tallest Man Bao Xishun
The world's tallest man Bao Xishun poses for a photo with his bride Xia Shujuan at home on March 30, 2007 in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The 54-year-old Mr Bao, who stands at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in) tall, tied the knot with Xia Shujian, a 29-year-old saleswoman from his home city of Chifeng on March 26, 2007. Bao was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year. Page 85.

Tall Groom, Short Bride - Xia Shujuan Marries Bao Xichun
Bride Xia Shujuan awaits the world's tallest man Bao Xishun during their traditional Mongolian wedding ceremony at Genghis Khan's Mausoleum on July 12, 2007 in the outskirts of Erdos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The 54-year-old Mr Bao, who stands at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in) tall, actually married Xia, a 29-year-old saleswoman from his home city of Chifeng on March 26. Bao was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year. Page 88.

Weird News
Weird News. Page 89.

Big Height Difference - Tallest Man Marries
The world's tallest man Bao Xishun (R) poses for a photo with his bride Xia Shujuan standing on a ladder at home on March 31, 2007 in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The 54-year-old Mr Bao, who stands at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in) tall, tied the knot with Xia Shujian, a 29-year-old saleswoman from his home city of Chifeng on March 26, 2007. Bao was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year. Page 86.

He Pingping and Bao Xishun - World's Tallest and Shortest Men
World's tallest man Bao Xishun (L) shakes hands with 19-year-old He Pingping (C) contending for the world's shortest man, who only measures 73 centimeters (about 2ft 5in), at the press conference of the world's tallest man Bao Xishun on July 13, 2007 in Baotou of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. Page 92.

Bao Xishun - World's Tallest Man's Mongolian Wedding
The world's tallest man Bao Xishun and his bride Xia Shujuan attend their traditional Mongolian wedding ceremony at Genghis Khan's Mausoleum on July 12, 2007 in the outskirts of Erdos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The 54-year-old Mr Bao, who stands at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in) tall, registered marriage with Xia Shujian, a 29-year-old saleswoman from his home city of Chifeng on March 26, 2007. Bao was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year. Page 87.

News Finger
News Finger. Weird News. Page 94.

Arrest Bush - Protesters at Democratic Convention With 'Arrest Bush' Shirts
Arrest Bush: Protesters at the Democratic National Convention wore skull masks and

Black Hoods - Torture Protesters in Black Hoods at RNC
Torture Protesters in Black Hoods: Anti-torture activists protest the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 9.

Going to the Mattresses -- Republican Convention Protests
Going to the Mattresses: A human-rights activist sleeps at an encampment prior to protesting the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 10.

Nude Protest - Olympic Torch Faces Nude Protest
Olympic torch faces nude protest. Page 18.

Tibet Protesters at Olympics
Tibet Protesters at Olympics: An anti Chinese protester shouts at pro Chinese people during the Olympic Torch relay at Parliament House on April 24, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. The relay route in the Australian capital was altered after the events in Paris and London were disrupted by protestors. Protestors gathered in Canberra to protest China's policies toward Tibet, disrupting the torch route and ceremonies, as the Olympic Torch Relay holds its only stop in Australia. Page 12.

Bodypainting Festival - Models Must Wear Underwear at World Bodypainting Festival
Bodypainting: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Manuel Uribe - World's Fattest Man Manuel Uribe
World's Fattest Man: After reaching a peak weight of around 1,235 lbs. Manuel Uribe of Mexico has been trying to control his weight, and, by some accounts, has lost more than 500 lbs.. Page 93.

Dragon Hair Body Art - Highlights of the World Bodypainting Festival
Dragon Hair as Body Art: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Weird News
Weird News. Page 109.

World Bodypainting Festival Asia 2008
Hundreds of models compete at the World Bodypainting Festival -- a competitive annual event, started in Austria 12 years ago and now held all over the world. Page 106.

Jim Rose Circus
Jim Rose Circus. Weird News. Page 114.

Cloned Pit Bull
Cloned Pit Bull. Weird News. Page 123.

World's Tallest Woman - Death of Sandy Allen World's Tallest Woman
World's Tallest Women: Sandy Allen, the world's tallest woman, died on Aug. 13 at 53 years old. She was a sideshow star, popular TV guest, and led a rich life. She tried to be an inspiration to young children. At school assembly programs, she'd tell them,

Dog Nurses Tiger Cubs
Dog Nurses Tiger Cubs. Weird News. Page 124.

Oktoberfest - Drink From Your Shoe! It's Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest: Tourists drink beer out of their shoes at the Hofbraeuhaus beer tent for the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. Page 102.

Hell's Angels Bulldog Bash - 'Wall of Death' Motorcycle Rally in Europe
Hell's Angel's Bulldog Bash: Would you buy this skull souvenir? It was one of the goodies at this year's Bulldog Bash, a Hell's Angels festival in England that raised thousands of dollars for ailing war veterans. The motorcycle club's annual celebration features outrageous 'Wall of Death' stunts, topless bike washes, and a lot of partying. Page 113.

Rebecca Romero Naked Ad - Powerade Ad Features Naked Olympic Stars
Rebecca Romero Naked Ad: Every Olympic star risks overexposure in the media, but the new Powerade campaign is taking that to a whole new level. Page 116.

Pam Anderson
Pam Anderson at Vivienne Westwood Show: Sexy Pam Anderson has a masked mystery guest, who some speculated might be Micheal Jackson at London Washion Week. The hot blond was joined model Kate Moss, actress Emma Watson, Pixie Geldof, burlesque performer Dita von Teese, Kimberley Stewart, daughter of rock star Rod Stewart, and singer Roisin Murphy. Page 103.

Republican Uncle Sam - at the Republican National Convention
Republican Uncle Sam: A man wears a hat on the floor before the start of day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 110.

World Bodypainting Festival Asia - Sexy, Fury Creature
Sexy, Fury Creature: The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community. The festival is the first of its kind in the world and has become the

Svetlana Pankratova and He Pingping - World's Shortest Man Meets Leggiest Woman
Svetlana Pankratova and He Pingping: To mark the release of Guinness World Records 2009, He Pingping, the shortest man who can walk, met up with Svetlana Pankratova, the woman with the world's longest legs. He stands at 2-foot-5, while Pankratova's leg are measured at nearly 52 inches, more than 4 feet long. Page 104.

Stiletto Sprint - Women in High Heels Race for Prizes
Stiletto Sprint: At the Sept. 2, 2008, event in at Sydney Australia's Overseas Passenger Terminal, more than 260 women competed, enough to set a world record for 80-meter high-heeled competition. Page 107.

Underwater Fashion ShowUnderwater Fashion Show -- The Cosmopolitan Neutrogena Underwater Fashion Show
Underwater Fashion Show: Australian fashion plummeted to new depths at the Cosmopolitan Neutrogena Underwater Fashion Show. Forget SCUBA gear, models wore the fancy couture. But instead of strutting down a catwalk, they plunged into a nine-foot deep tank. Australian stars Kristian Schmid of

Waterboarding - Coney Island Turns Waterboarding Into a Carnival Ride
Waterboarding Thrill Ride: Coney Island holds a funhouse mirror up to one of today's most controversial, the interrogation technique that simulates drowning, better known as waterboarding. Page 115.

Al Greenall- Controversial Art in Bath from Al Greenall
Artist Al Greenall takes delivery of one of the 100 model pigs that are going to be placed on the streets of Bath as part of a public art scheme. The lifesize fibreglass pigs, which will be painted by artists including Peter Blake and will be sponsored by local businesses, are part of a project to raise money for charity and to commemorate the city's founding father who, according to legend, discovered its healing springs with his herd of pigs around 3,000 years ago. Page 67.

Beatles Shrubs Best - Topiary of the Beatles
Life size topiary figures of the Beatles adorn the traffic island at Liverpool's South Parkway rail station on March 26, 2008, Liverpool, England. The figures of the famous fab four are made from privet bush and staff at the station have been trained in how to prune them. Page 66.

Potty Art - Britney's Potty 500
Michigan theater group Stagecrafters created these beauties -- a veritable royal flush of high culture to raise money for a production of

Elephant Man Mask - Weird News on Elephant Man Mask
Donna Hainan helps put the finishing touches to an exhibition by artist James Green, at the Corn Exchange Gallery February 28, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Green's exhibition, of over 50 masks based on the face of John Merrick, the elephant man, opens tomorrow. His degree show at the RCA in London won him the Aiden Therfall Award and placed him runner up for the Gordon Luton Fine Art Award 2007. Page 65.

Kurt Wenner Creates A 3D Street Drawing
Kurt Wenner Creates A 3D Street Drawing Page 60.

Recycled Sculpture -- London Zoo's Recycled Sculpture
Weird News. Page 63.

Toilet Paper Dress
Six dresses were displayed at the Times Square

Hitler in Wax -- Protester Destroys Madame Tussaud's Hitler in Wax
The wax model of Adolf Hitler during the final days in the Fuehrer-Bunker is displayed at the Berlin Branch of Madame Tussauds on July 3, in Berlin, Germany. The famous Madame Tussauds wax figure cabinett is due to open its location in Berlin on July 9th. Page 61.

Unbelievable Hats at Democratic Convention
Beyond Explanation: Some crazy hats at the Democratic National Convention have some meaning. Others completely defy any explanation.. Page 111.

Boobs on Bikes
Boobs: Once a year, New Zealand gives new meaning to

Boryeong Mud Festival - Dirty Dancing at the Boryeong Mud Festival
Participants enjoy mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 12, 2008 in Boryeong City, South Korea. The annual mud festival, now in its 11th year, features mud wrestling, mud sliding and a mud king contest. Page 120.

George Bush at Olympics - America's Cheerleader in Chief
George Bush at Olympics: At the 2008 Olympic Games George Bush reminded us all of his past life as a high school cheerleader, rooting with gusto for U.S. athletes, and not afraid to act unpresidential. Page 118.

Bush Bunny - An Easter Bunny Hugs President Bush
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) pauses to embrace a person dressed as the Easter Bunny during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House March 24, 2008 in Washington, DC. The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 148.

Dog Tea Party - Dogs Dress up for Tea Party
Romi attends a tea party in the Oxo Tower restaurant on May 14, 2008 in London, England. The Blue Cross animal charity is starting a nationwide fundraising initiative to help animals in its care. Page 133.

Olympics - Fans with Face Paint Go Wild at Olympics
Olympic Facepaint: A woman with her face painted like the flags of China and the U.S.A celebrates the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games on Wangfujiang Avenue August 8, 2008 in Beijing, Page 121.

Fathers for Justice - Photo of Fathers for Justice
Fathers for Justice campaigners stand atop Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman's home on June 8, 2008 in south London, England. Protesting fathers' unequal access to their children following divorce, the men unveiled a banner reading 'A father is for life not just conception'. Page 132.

Giant Bug - Flugtag
A uniquely loony competition, Red Bull Flugtag, involves manpowered flying machines and crazy pilots attempting to launch themselves off a 6m ramp and into the water below! Page 139.

Giant Squid - Photo of Giant Squid
A giant squid is seen at the Te Papa Museum on April 30, 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand. The giant squid is currently defrosting to enable scientist to examine it and it will in the future be put on display at the Museum on Wednesday April 30, 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images). Page 135.

Joker Mug Shot
Joker Mug Shot. Weird News. Page 125.

Kurt Wenner Creates A 3D Street Drawing
Kurt Wenner Creates A 3D Street Drawing Page 126.

Miss Beeby - International Burlesque Festival Featuring Miss Beeby
Miss Beeby at the London International Burlesque Festival. Page 144.

naked cowboy -- Photo of Naked Cowboy
New York street performer Robert Burck, better known as

Newspaper House - A House Made From Newspaper
MARCH 04: Artist Sumer Erek builds a house out of freesheet newspapers March 4, 2008 in London, England. The house will be constructed from newspapers delivered by Metronet, who collected the papers from tube trains. The structure is due to be finished by 9th March. Page 149.

Nude Protest - Olympic Torch Faces Nude Protest
Olympic torch faces nude protest. Page 143.

Orangutan Eating Matza - A Photo of an Orangutan Eating Matza
An orangutan munches on Matzo, as the Safari Park in Tel Aviv prepares to serve the animals only Kosher for Passover foods. Page 141.

Panda - Post Earthquake Panda
Tourism is at an all time low at the Panda center after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 69,000 people almost one month ago, with 17,500 classified as missing. In the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve yesterday workers buried, Mao Mao, a 9 year old panda killed in a landslide during the quake. Page 130.

Thomas Beatttie Pregnant Man 400
Thomas Beattie Pregnant Man. Weird News. Page 119.

Recycled Sculpture -- London Zoo's Recycled Sculpture
Weird News. Page 131.

Flugtag - Red Bullet in Flugtag
Team Sam Becomes a Man launch their pilot from the ramp during the Red Bull Flugtag held at Mrs Macquaries Point April 6, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images). Page 140.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Group Shot of Ripley's Believe It or Not
Larry the Leopard, the Human Tripod, Lizardman and Jalisa the Eye Popper attend The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! celebrated the Grand Opening of the all new San Antonio Odditorium on May 1, 2008 in San Antonio, TX. Page 134.

Camel Beauty Pageant - A Look at the Ship of the Dessert Camel Beauty Pageant
Camel Beauty Pageant - A Look at the Ship of the Dessert Camel Beauty Pageant. Page 145.

Songkran Water Festival - Laos Celebrates Songkran Water Festival
Laos ancient custume call 'Pu NHEU NHA NHEU' parade during the Songkran festival on April 14, 2008, in Luang Prabang, Laos. The Songkran Festival runs from April 13 - April 15 and is the traditional start of the Thai New Year. April 13 is Maha Songkran day which marks the end of the old year, April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which is the start of the New Year. The festival is also known as the water festival as it is believed to cleanse the sins of the previous year. Page 138.

Thudguard - Helmet for Babies Thudgard
Thudguard can now be purchased at www.babysfirstheadgear.com and http://www.kidproteq.com both US websites or at our main Head Office website www.thudguard.com. Page 142.

Toilet Paper Dress
Six dresses were displayed at the Times Square

World Naked Bike Race - Sydney Australia's World Naked Bike Rade
A group of participants take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 8, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Around 30 protesters met in a secret location outside Sydney's CBD, covered their bodies in paint and began riding down Sydney's popular King Street in Newtown to raise awareness on environmental issues aimed at pollution produced by motor vehicles. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images). Page 136.

World Sauna Championship - Finnland's Bjarne Hermansson Dominate World Sauna Championship
World Sauna Championship: More than 160 competitors from 23 countries sweated it out at the 10th annual Sauna World Championship in Finland, where temperatures topped 167 degrees. Bjarne Hermansson of Finland endured the blistering heat for 18 minutes and 16 seconds to win. Page 122.

SCUBA Diver Protest - Westminster Bridge Witnesses SCUBA Diver Protest
Divers March Across Westminster Bridge To Deliver PetitionLONDON - APRIL 03: A marine protestor wears diving gear in front of Parliament on April 3, 2008 in London. The Marine Conservation Society is calling for the United Kingdom Marine Bill legislation, which is published today in draft, to include measure to create protected marine reserves. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images). Page 137.

Hitler in Wax -- Protester Destroys Madame Tussaud's Hitler in Wax
A wax figure of Adolf Hitler on Display at Madam Tussauds in Berlin was beheaded, just days after it went on display. . Page 127.

Sword Swallowing at Coney Island Sideshow
The Coney Island school teaches students the ancient art of carnival sideshow traditions. Some of the skills taught at the school include fire eating, blockhead, sword swallowing and broken glass walking. Page 7.

Coney Island Sideshow School - A Fire Eater at Coney Island Sideshow School
At Coney Island USA's Sideshow School, you can learn how to hammer a nail into your skull, and other skills to begin your new career in sideshows. The Coney Island school teaches students the ancient art of carnival sideshow traditions. Some of the skills taught at the school include fire eating, blockhead, sword swallowing and broken glass walking. Page 2.

Human Blockhead - Coney Island Sideshow School Human Blockhead
Coney Island Sideshow professor Todd Robbins (R) tells his students some of the skills he teaches during a class at the Coney Island Sideshow school November 24, 2002 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Coney Island school teaches students the ancient art of carnival sideshow traditions. Some of the skills taught at the school include fire eating, blockhead, sword swallowing and broken glass walking. Page 9.

Todd Robbins - Coney Island Sideshow Teacher Todd Robbins
Coney Island Sideshow professor Todd Robbins (R) tells his students some of the skills he teaches during a class at the Coney Island Sideshow school November 24, 2002 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Coney Island school teaches students the ancient art of carnival sideshow traditions. Some of the skills taught at the school include fire eating, blockhead, sword swallowing and broken glass walking. Page 4.

Coney Island Sideshow - Sword Swallower at Coney Island Sideshow
At Coney Island USA's Sideshow School, you can learn how to hammer a nail into your skull, and other skills to begin your new career in sideshows. Page 3.