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14 odd PHOTOS from a mad, mad world

Last updated on: May 27, 2015 15:25 IST

Odd photos that prove we live in a mad, mad world. 

 

A child touches the biggest watermelon on display during an annual watermelon festival in Daxing district in Beijing, China. The biggest watermelon on the festival weighs about 84 kilogram, local media reported. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters 

 

Students from the Siberian State Technological University team squeeze into a car during a local competition and attempt for a Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people in a car in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The three best teams from Krasnoyarsk took part in the final competition and surpassed the certificated record of 40 persons, according to organisers. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

 

Three synchronised swimmers wear hats made out of 800 chrysanthemums each at the M & G Retreat garden at the Royal Horticultural Soceity's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

 

An airplane house is pictured in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon. Miziara prides itself on building residential homes that resemble ancient Greek temples and Egyptian ruins, one is even built in the shape of an Airbus A380. Photograph: Aziz Tahe/Reuters

 

A man uses a mobile phone while riding a camel through a traffic jam in downtown Cairo. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

 

Men wearing costume of traditional firefighters perform acrobatic stunts atop a bamboo ladder following a memorial service for firefighters at Sensoji temple in Tokyo's downtown of Asakusa. Hundreds of firefighters in traditional costume gathered on Monday for the memorial service for firefighters who were killed performing their duties during the past 300 years. Sensoji temple's five-story pagoda is seen behind the firefighters. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

 

Participants wearing Zentai costumes, or skin-tight bodysuits from head to toe, pose for photos during a march down the shopping district of Orchard Road during Zentai Art Festival in Singapore. Close to 50 participants strutted down the busy shopping district during the Zentai art festival which is jointly organized by the Japanese embassy. The festival includes performances and discussions on Zentai from May 22 to from June 5. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

 

People take part in the Grand Parade of Aalborg Carnival in Aalborg, Denmark. Photograph: Henning Bagger/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

 

Mike Collins, 69, carries a woolsack up the steep Gumstool Hill in the centre of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England. The race, between two public houses which takes place between individuals or teams carrying a woolsack weighing 60 pounds (approx 27.2 kilogram), was revived in the 1970s, but is thought to date back to when Tetbury was an important Cotswold wool trading town and was an opportunity for young drovers to impress the local ladies. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

 

In this handout photo provided by Insomniac, the 4th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, New York returns to MetLife Stadium Memorial Day weekend. With its over-the-top production, amazing fireworks displays, larger than life art installations, full-scale carnival rides and more, the show transformed MetLife Stadium into another world as summer officially kicks off. Photograph: Insomniac via Getty Images

 

Andrea Davis poses as Mrs Monet, part of the Walks of Art -- La Galerie Mobile at Circular Quay during a Vivid Sydney festival media preview in Australia. Vivid Sydney produced by Destination New South Wales is in its seventh year. In 2014 the Vivid Sydney attracted 1.43 million visitors. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

 

People explore 'Affinity' by Simone Chua and Renzo B Larriviere from 'Amigo and Amigo' and Chris Panzetta and Naimul Khaled from 'S1T2' at Circular Quay during a Vivid Sydney festival media preview on in Sydney, Australia. Vivid Sydney produced by Destination New South Wales is in its seventh year. In 2014 the Vivid Sydney attracted 1.43 million visitors. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

 

A general view of a mural being created during the Venice Family Clinic's art walk & auctions in Venice, California. Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

 

A child dressed in costume performs on a float during Piu Sik (Floating Colours) Parade at Bun Festival in CheungChauIsland in Hong Kong. One of Hong Kong's most colourful cultural celebration events, Cheung Chau Bun Festival, will be staged on 25 May 2015 (Monday) until  May 26 2015 midnight. The festival has over 100 years of history. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images