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PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

April 08, 2015 09:30 IST
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10 images that prove it’s an incredibly bizarre world



A competitor looks on during a break as he attends the 3rd Russian Beard and Moustache Championships in Moscow. Participants are judged in seven various categories depending on the length and type of moustache and beard, according to organizers. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters


A fan dressed as fictional superhero ‘Wonder Woman’ is pictured at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament at Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters


Participants take part in International Pillow Fight Day in Trafalgar Square in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters


Burger King Japan’s perfume, which smells like a flame-grilled burger patty and is named ‘Flame Grilled Fragrance’, is seen in front of a whopper at their store as part of the company’s April Fool campaign in Tokyo. The perfume, which comes with a Whopper and is limited to 1,000 units, is selling at the price of 5,000 yen (Rs 2,600) and only available in Japan on Wednesday. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters


Models wearing shirt and underwear made of gold walk on the stage during a promotional event in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


People take part in marble matches during the annual British and World Marbles Championships in Crawley, West Sussex. On Good Friday every year, contestants from all over the world gather at The Greyhound pub in Tinsley Green, Sussex to take part in the championships. The game is played between two teams of six players in a ring with a diameter of six feet. The object of the game is to knock 25 out of 49 'target marbles' out of the ring using marbles before the opposing team. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images


Swimmers react to the cold water during the first opening day at Wannsee lido, a public beach, in Berlin. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters


A boy looks at fish-shaped balloons installed in a water fountain to mark April Fools’ Day, called ‘Poisson d'Avril’ in France, in the centre of Nice. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters


A stuffed bear with bottle of vodka and tray with glasses is seen among stuffed birds during the international exhibition ‘Hunting and Fishing. Spring 2015’ in Minsk. Several hundred exhibitors from Belarus and neighbouring countries gathered in the Belarussian capital for a display of equipment and goods for hunting and fishing. Photograph: Reuters


A stunt performer balances benches on his head at a circus performance in Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters

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